The deterioration of the family will be explored when the Glacity Theatre Collective performs Edward Albee’s “The American Dream” and “The Sandbox” Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 15-18, in the Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre.Assistant Artistic Director and UT alumna Megan Aherne will make her debut as director for Glacity with this production.
“Although written 50 years ago, the inherent principles within these texts still ring true,” she said of the two Albee plays. “The audience is challenged to examine their notion of family, the importance of surface beauty, as well as their perception of the American Dream — as an individualized and/or a collective ideal — via beautifully strange circumstances and interactions.”
Because of the inter-related nature of these two plays, several actors will appear in both. The cast features UT alumna Lynnette Bates, William Toth, UT alumna Jennifer Nagy Lake, Phillipe Taylor and UT student Lindsey Miller.
Holly Monsos, UT associate dean of the College of Communication and the Arts, is the costume designer, and James S. Hill, UT professor emeritus of theatre, is the sound and lighting designer. UT alumna Frankie Teuber is the scene designer, and UT student and musician Henryk Kress will perform.
“The American Dream” and “The Sandbox” will open Thursday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. with a “pay what you can” performance, and tickets will be available only at the door.
Shows will continue Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at http://glacity.tix.org or at the door. Student tickets are $10 with a valid student ID and will be available only at the door.
Go to glacity.org for more information.