Tellico Community Players
A Proud Member of the American Association of Community  Theater
Tellico Community Players is a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3
304 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 - 865-657-3609
Tickets go online the 30 day first Monday at noon prior to opening performance, Box Office opens the Monday before opening

Tellico Community Players




A Proud Member of the  American Associaton of Community Theater AACT
Tellico Community Players is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) 
304 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774
Tickets go onsale onl
Box Office Hours Main Stage Productions  10 AM - 2 PM ten days prior to opening night (closed on major holidays)
www.tellicocommunityplayhouse.org 


The Tellico Community Players

Proudly Presents

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

June 13,14,15 & June 20,21,22,23

Auditions

Thursday, March 28 @ 3:00–5:00 PM

Friday, March 29 @ 6:00–8:00 PM

Saturday, March 30 @ 2:00-4:00 PM

@ Tellico Community Playhouse

304 Lakeside Plaza

Loudon, TN

Directed by James Fisher

A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. The play is introduced to the audience by Tom, the narrator and protagonist, as a play based on memory. Tom cautions the audience that what they see may not be precisely what happened. Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern Belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. He chafes under the boredom of everyday life and struggles to write while spending much of his spare time going to movies-or so he says. Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor for Laura, whose shyness has led her to drop out of both high school and secretarial school. She spends much of her time polishing and arranging her collection of the little glass animals. Pressured by his mother to help find a caller for Laura, Tom invites an acquaintance from work named Jim home to dinner. But this crashes when, towards the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

Cast

Amanda Wingfield

A little woman of great but confused vitality, clinging frantically to another time and place.

Laura Wingfield (her daughter)

A childhood illness has left her crippled. Stemming from this, Laura’s separation increases till she is like a piece of her own glass collection, too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf.

Tom Wingfield (her son)

A poet with a job in a warehouse. His nature is not remorseless, but to escape from a trap he has to act without pity.

Jim O’Connor (the gentleman caller)

A nice, ordinary, man.

For information go to tellicocommunityplayhouse.org. or call Len Willis, Artistic Director, at 423-519-9807. Copies of the script can be checked out at the Tellico Village Library.


The Tellico Community Players

Proudly Presents

The Glitter Girls

By Mark Dunn

August 8,9,10 & August 15,16,17,18

Auditions

Thursday, May 23 @ 3:00–5:00 PM

Friday, May 24 @ 4:00–6:00 PM

Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00-4:00 PM

@ Tellico Community Playhouse

304 Lakeside Plaza

Loudon, TN

Directed by Len Willis

“The Glitter Girls” is a (mostly) female southern comedy in the tradition of Belles and Five Dancers in the Rain”, with the kind of strong ensemble dynamic reminiscent of several of Mark Dunn’s other plays for medium to large casts. The play revolves around an ad hoc meeting of a North Georgia women’s social club called “The Glitter Girls”, convened by its richest member-one Trudy Tromaine-who is supposedly at death’s door and wishing to bequeath some of her millions to one lucky “Sister of the Gleam and Sparkle.” The hitch is that it’s the members themselves who much decide to whom to award the small fortune (with hopes that the Glitter Girl they select, will see it in her heart to share the money with the rest of her “sisters”). The play can be economically described as Steel Magnolias meets Survivor, with a big dose of quirky Mark Dunn humor thrown in for good measure.

Cast

Arpege Lacroix AKA Arnold Cross

Of indeterminate age, Arpege, who is Trudy Tromaine’s maid, was born Arnold Cross. He considers himself “as feminine as is required”. Because Arpege is basically a slob, he doesn’t go to great lengths to convince others that he is a woman. Towards the end of the play, he reverts back to Arnold.

Trudy Tromaine

Sixty, rich as all-get-out and eccentric with a capital E. Trudy understands that she has a town reputation for color and flamboyance and wears that reputation with pride.

Patty Wesley

The youngest Glitter Girl, but quite comfortable in the company of her older G.G. sisters. Patty is a work in process, smart and analytical, feisty but only occasionally confrontational.

Charlie Seaburn

The son of the absent Glitter Girl, Barbara Seaburn. Charlie is studying to become a lawyer like his mother. He defaults to bashfulness and is not nearly as assertive as he would like to be.

Valerie Fairhope

A former exotic dancer, whose face, though hardened and furrowed with the years, still maintains a youthful beauty and vibrancy. Val has been beaten up by life but has refused to stay down for the count.

Mayvonne Rausch

The oldest of the Glitter Girls, but by no means the archetypal “little old lady”. Mayvonne’s disposition is sweet and mothering, but she won’t be pushed around.

Mamie Ewing

Wife of the town councilman (and soon to be candidate for mayor) and owner of her own dress shop; a handsome, exquisitely-dressed woman with a sophisticated air about her (or as close to sophistication as one gets in Hickman Hills.)

Corinne Culvert

A middle-aged attractive woman going through one hell of a bad time. This bad time shows in her bedraggled expression and in the laggard, plodding way she carries herself about. Corinne’s husband is the bane of her existence.

Dowd Foster

A recent widower. His late wife was a Glitter Girl. He has joined the others to honor his late wife’s memory and to show respect for all of the women who had been her friends. Dowd is a good ol’boy if there ever was one.

For information go to tellicocommunityplayhouse.org. or call Len Willis, Artistic Director, at 423-519-9807. Copies of the script can be checked out at the Tellico Village Library.