Tickets are on sale for NathanaelT Productions LLC’s show, The Glass Mendacity, which runs through Sunday, June 25, at Cite’ des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette.
Performances will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 22-23; and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
The Glass Mendacity is a comedy based on Tennessee Williams’ dramas The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
In this mingling of characters, where families are merged and relationships are shifted, Big Daddy, the patriarch dying of a spastic colon, is married to Amanda Dubois who still recounts the number of gentlemen callers she had in her youth. Together, they are the parents of Brick, so rendered catatonic by self-pity and alcohol that he comes across as a real stiff; Blanche, the tragic nut case, now married to the working-class brute Stanley Kowalski; and Laura, the dreamer whose shyness is underscored by her limp.
True to her original story, Maggie the Cat, the scheming seductress, is still married to Brick. And of course, there’s Mitch, a combination of the gentleman caller and the lawyer acquaintance who properly greases the wheels and can’t keep his eyes off of Blanche.
The two-act comedy has plenty of verbal gags twisted from Williams’ original scripts that will keep the audience in stitches.
Cast members are Michael Cato as Mitch O’Connor, Katryn Schmidt as Maggie the Cat, Billy Walker as Big Daddy Dubois, Erin Segura as Laura Dubois, Mary Gail Lamonte DeVillier as Amanda Dubois, John Snyder as Stanley Kowalski and Deborah D. Ardoin as Blanche Dubois. Jody L. Powell is the director.
NathanaelT Productions LLC