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“Glass” Is a Mash-Up of “The Glass Menagerie” and Characters from J.D. Salinger’s Glass Family

"Glass" opens Sept. 8th at Common Ground Theatre

"Glass" opens Sept. 8th at Common Ground Theatre

The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will begin its sixth season with Glass, a mash-up of Tennessee Williams’ magnificent 1944 memory play The Glass Menagerie and the Glass family that figures so prominently in many of J.D. Salinger’s short stories, on Sept. 8-10, 15-18, and 22-24 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham, NC. Little Green Pig co-founder and artistic director Jay O’Berski will direct a cast that includes Jennifer Evans, Jane Holding, John Jimerson, and Trevor Johnson.

According to Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern:

“Adapted from Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, this new telling overlays J.D. Salinger’s Glass family with the Wingfields. Two of the mid-20th century’s greatest dysfunctional families bring firepower and grace to this re-imagined modern classic in the style of Little Green Pig’s Three Sisters (On Ice) [2006] and A Streetcar Named Desire [2007].”

In addition to director Jay O’Berski, the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern creative team for Glass includes designers Jeff Alguire, Nick Karner, Chelsea Kurtzman, and Jay O’Berski and stage manager Shelby Hahn.

The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern presents GLASS at 8 p.m. Sept. 8-10, 8 p.m. Sept. 15-17, 2 p.m. Sept. 18, and 8 p.m. Sept. 22-24 at Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham, North Carolina 27705.

TICKETS: $12 Thursday and Sunday and $15 Friday and Saturday, except $10 seniors and active-duty military personnel and $8 Student Rush Tickets.

BOX OFFICE: 919/452-2304 or tickets@littlegreenpig.com.

SHOW: http://littlegreenpig.com/tix.htm.

VIDEO PREVIEW (by Meredith Sause): http://www.vimeo.com/28120756.

PRESENTER: http://littlegreenpig.com/.

VENUE: http://www.cgtheatre.com/.

DIRECTIONS/PARKING: http://www.cgtheatre.com/directions.

OTHER LINKS:

The Director: http://theaterstudies.duke.edu/people?Gurl=/aas/TheaterStudies&Uil=jayoberski&subpage=profile (Duke University Department of Theater Studies).

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