Details

Session: Fall 2018
Chapter:  Black Box Theatre
Location:  Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene
Time:  05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Day:  Monday
Starts:  08/20
Ages:  14-18
Tuition:  $240.00
Open Spots:  21

Class Description

A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

Note: This class is audition only.  If you are not cast in this Black Box production, we will move you to your second-choice class and we will refund you the difference in class price.  This class is from 5-9pm each week and has additional rehearsals as indicated on the information sheet.  We will have two performances at the CYT Office on Saturday, November 17th.

Please see the information sheet below for audition information, monologues, additional rehearsal information and performance information.
Blackbox Informational Sheet
 
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Teacher:


Andrew Milbourn

Andrew Milbourn began in the heart of America. That's right, Here in Overland Park, Kansas. Coming from a very artistic family, acting is a true passion of Andrew's. After graduating from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Acting, he has worked in numerous theaters around the country. He has also studied with the Groundlings Improv Group. In addition to long walks on the beach, Andrew is a sports fanatic, nerd, and lvl 55 air hockey player.

Class Location:

11811 State Line, Kansas City, MO 64114