Meet the Cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

The TCAN Players present The Glass Menagerie, the play that launched Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams’ career and an undisputed masterwork of the American stage.

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Performances
Friday Nov 4, 2016 - 8pm
Saturday Nov 5, 2016 - 8pm
Sunday Nov 6, 2016 - 2pm

Thursday Nov 10, 2016 - 8pm
Friday Nov 11, 2016 - 8pm
Saturday Nov 12, 2016 - 8pm
Sunday Nov 13, 2016 - 2pm

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY MUTUALONE BANK

One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. With an edge as sharp as broken glass, it’s a story that cuts deep into the longing of human hearts. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a classic of the American theatre repertoire.

Recommended for ages 12 and older. Features complex language and ideas.

 Meet the cast:

Kira Patterson

Kira is making her first appearance with the TCAN Players as Laura in The Glass Menagerie. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Kira moved to Boston for college and has been here ever since. She holds a BA from Tufts University in both psychology and drama. Kira is a professional actor and also does a lot of behind the scenes work at Central Square Theater. Some of her favorite onstage roles include Thomasina Coverly   in “Arcadia” and Viola in “Twelfth Night.” Kira has recently discovered that she loves cooking and baking and spends some of her free time trying out new recipes.

Jyoti Daniere

Jyoti is making her debut on the TCAN Players stage as Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. Jyoti is a Boston native but has also lived in Connecticut and Vermont. As a child, Jyoti studied with Boston Children’s Theater and has been acting ever since. Some of her favorite roles include Lettice in “Lettice and Lovage” and Regina in “The Little Foxes.” By day Jyoti is a licensed mental health therapist and her hobbies include yoga, reading, biking, and hosting dinner parties..

Andrew Houlihan

Andrew is making his first appearance with the TCAN players playing Tom in The Glass Menagerie. Currently a Natick resident, Andrew has also lived in New York, where he grew up, as well as Connecticut and California. Andrew is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and currently works in admissions at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Some of his favorite roles include Peter in “Zoo Story” and Howie in “Rabbit Hole.” When not at work and at the theater, Andrew enjoys pretty much anything in and around the ocean including sailing, fishing, and kayaking.

Alex Wersted

Alex is making his first appearance on the Natick Stage, as Jim in The Glass Menagerie. Alex was born and raised in Hopedale, Ma and he has also lived in Pennsylvania and Uxbridge, Ma. He is a graduate of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa and currently works as a high school history teacher and runs the schools drama department in Hopedale, Ma. Some of his favorite roles include Selsdom in “Noises Off” and Horatio in “Hamlet.” When not working on a show or teaching, Alex likes to go hiking, camping, kayaking, playing guitar or playing tennis.