“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

"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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By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).