8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams
February 26 - March 29, 2009
Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 1 pm
Sponsored in part by Citizens Interested in the Arts, Funding Arts Network, Miami Salon Group, and Dr. Jules Oaklander.
Additional Sunday, 5:30 pm performance on
March 8, 15 & 22.
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Directed by Ricky J. Martinez*
Scenic Designer: Clint Hooper*
Lighting Designer: Jesus Casimiro
Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Production Stage Manager: Clint Hooper*
Assistant Stage Manager: Raquel Baez
Literary Manager: Steven Chambers
House Manager: Juan C. Sanchez
Photography: Eileen Suarez* (marketing & publicity) and
Dr. Norman Gorback (lobby display)
Exhibiting Lobby Artist: Mark Vance
TOM WINGFIELD - Cliff Burgess
AMANDA WINGFIELD - Angie Radosh*
LAURA WINGFIELD - Katherine Michelle Tanner*
GENTLEMAN CALLER - Christopher Vicchiollo*
* members of Actors' Equity Association
The Glass Menagerie is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. on behalf of the University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
Special Thanks to Larry Bauman, Lazaro Campillo, Travis Neff,
Sam Valmassoi, the theatre students at Southwest High School
and Carolina Pagani & Prop Planet.
Time & Place
An Alley in St. Louis
Now & the Past
Tennessee Williams' most lyrical and powerful memory play about the Wingfield family, THE
GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the great masterpieces of American drama and winner of the New
York Drama Critics Circle Award for best play. Tom is torn between family obligation and his
deep desire to escape his domineering mother, Amanda, and his frail sister, Laura.
"When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how
beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken."
- Tennessee Williams
WARNING: The show contains cigarette smoking!
About the Playwright
Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 - February 24, 1983) was one of America's most prolific and important playwrights. His prodigious output included The Glass Menagerie (NY Drama Critics Award 1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (NY Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1947), Summer And Smoke (1948), The Rose Tattoo (Tony Award 1952), Camino Real (1953), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (NY Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1955), Orpheus Descending (1957), Sweet Bird Of Youth (1959), Night Of The Iguana (1961), The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1963), Out Cry (1973), Vieux Carre (1977), A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur (1979), and Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981). Not About Nightingales, which he wrote in 1947, was produced at the Royal National Theatre, London and at the Alley Theatre, Houston in 1998 with great success.
Tennessee Williams found inspiration for his writing in his problematic family. Many characters in his plays are believed to be modeled after his family members. The Glass Menagerie is believed to be one of his most autobiographical plays, where Tom is representative of himself. While the overbearing mother Amanda and touched sister Laura are representative of his real life smothering mother Edwina and schizophrenic sister Rose.
Cliff Burgess (Tom) is thrilled to be back on the New Theatre stage. He is currently a Theatre Graduate student from Florida Atlantic University working on his Thesis and internship. Past performances in South Florida include: Malcolm in Macbeth, Orlando in As You Like It, Bo Decker in Bus Stop and Tusenbach in Three Sisters - just to name a few. Cliff would like to thank his professors from Florida Atlantic University and a very special thanks to Ricky J. Martinez and Eileen Suarez for making New Theatre feel like home.
Angie Radosh (Amanda) is so pleased to be back on the New Theatre Stage. She was last seen here in Madagascar and in Clarence Darrow's Last Trial. Recent South Florida appearances include: Thumbs at Actor's Playhouse, True Blue at Women's Theatre Project and Lying In State at the Caldwell. A Carbonell award winner and nominee, she has also appeared at GableStage, Palm Beach Dramaworks, was part of City Theatre's Summer Shorts five years, and was named best supporting actress by New Times for her work in Florida Stage's Running With Scissors. Film and television: Lost Everything and Disney's Johnny And The Sprites. Favorite role: wife to Ed, mom to John, and daughter to Miep!
Katherine Michelle Tanner (Laura) was last seen at New Theatre as Celia in As You Like It and Evan in Fill Our Mouths. A few favorite regional theatre credits include Catharine in Suddenly Last Summer, Jane in Jane Eyre, Ophelia in Hamlet, Catherine in Proof, Myrrha in Metamorphoses, Cathy in the Last Five Years, Lisa in Collected Stories and Oona in Chaplin-A Musical. Katherine most recently was seen on stage at Orlando Shakespeare Theater as an artist in residence for NNPN, Playfest! and Laura in The Glass Menagerie. Film credits include The Darndest Things, The File, and the critically acclaimed Respire, Mon Amie. Katherine holds a B.A.-Triple Major from St. Olaf College and an M.F.A.-Acting from the Asolo Theatre Conservatory.
Christopher Vicchiollo (Gentleman Caller) counts himself a very lucky fella to consider New Theatre as his creative home and the people who make this theater run, family members. He is proud to bring the role of Jim, the Gentleman Caller, to the stage with such a talented cast. Previous roles at this theater include Michael in For Better..., Pop in Elliott: A Soldier's Fugue, as well as various roles in the Shakespeare summer projects. He is nothing without the love and support of his friends and family.
Clint Hooper (Production Stage Manager & Set Designer) is a proud member of Actor's Equity and excited to be taking part in The Glass Menagerie as Production Stage Manager after serving as Stage Manager for Kissing, The Rant and The Gates of Choice. Though audiences may remember Clint from his performances in this summer's production of As You Like It (Jaques/First Lord), and last season's production of A Nervous Smile (Brian), he is no stranger to the technical side of theatre. Clint has designed sound for several productions at New Theatre including Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, Just a Kiss, and I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document... from Rwanda. As a Stage Manager, he has worked on several productions including numerous dance concerts for various local studios and choreographers including Gary Lund, Ron Headrick, Leslie Neal, Jane Carrington, Kofi Leo and Pat Penenori. Clint is also a Theatre Arts instructor at Southwest Miami High School.