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A Modern Re-imagining Of The Glass Menagerie Takes The Stage At Globus Theatre

KAWARTHA LAKES-Broken Glass is a re-imagined version of The Glass Menagerie that explores the same themes of mental health and family bonds through the eyes of an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother and sister.

Globus Theatre is delighted to present New Story Production’s Broken Glass, as a live play reading to take place at their recently announced Patio Theatre Festival July 8 & 9 @ 6:00pm.

Tennesse William’s The Glass Menagerie has had numerous Broadway revivals, film and television adaptations, and was a play that dramatically impacted playwright and actor Armon Ghaeinizadeh (New Story Productions).

“I initially saw the Glass Menagerie when I was 9 years old at Stratford and loved it but noticed that there were no people of colour in it. Although the themes resonated with me, I didn’t see anyone who looked like me on stage. I thought of how mental health struggles apply differently to different families, so my goal with Broken Glass was to re-imagine the world of the play, but with a mixed-race family. 

This re-envisioned production was co-written by Armon Ghaeinizadeh and Justine Christensen (who also directs the show), and stars Natalie Morgan, Tom Lute, and Angel Echavez. Original music by Holly Clausis and elements of dance performed by Renne J Smith are also woven throughout the play. “We felt that incorporating music within the entire piece alongside dance will personify the struggles and turmoil that the characters live in.” The playwrights chose to replace the typical ‘fiddle in the wings’ with music that haunts or uplifts the characters during different parts of the play, adding another exciting element to a production that should not be missed!

Because of the ongoing provincial restrictions that prevent live theatre from happening indoors, this play reading will be performed outside on the (newly established!) patio at The Lakeview Arts Barn! 

Broken Glass is just one of the many performances offered in the Globus Theatre Patio Theatre Series which kicked off on July 2nd with a play reading of Norm Foster’s Here on the Flight Path. Future audiences can enjoy the patio for a night of friendly competition during Globus Theatre’s Trivia Night on July 10th or join in on the laughs provided by some of Canada’s greatest improvisers during the Improv Comedy All Stars! on July 18th Starring Connor Thompson, Chris Gibbs, Jennine Profeta and Dave Pearce

If concerts are more your vibe, Globus Theatre has you covered there too! Enjoy songs from the Great American Songbook sung by Leisa Way and members of the Wayward Wind Band in Happy Days are Here Again from July 15th to 17th.  

For parents looking for some new kid friendly entertainment, gather up your little ones for Globus’s Patio Theatre Series for Kids! in the mornings of July 4th, 10th and 18th  

For more information visit the Globus Theatre website: www.globustheatre.com 

 

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