Driftwood’s “Menagerie” a delight

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing The Driftwood Theater’s latest production, “The Glass Menagerie.”

I was delighted.

The four-member cast expressed the prose of this Tennessee Williams classic with clarity and ease. The family members related to each other naturally, and the Gentleman Caller sparked the moody, tense atmosphere like the lightning in a St. Louis thunderstorm.

I traveled 400 miles across Washington to see Valerie Parker recreate the role of the mother, as she played when we were college roommates in 1979. Her opinionated, delightfully charming, and exasperating Amanda now has the added depth of 35 years of life and motherhood.

I encourage everyone to see the next showings of “The Glass Menagerie,” and enjoy a thoughtful, moving evening of classic American theater.

Alyssa Swartz

Coeur d Alene, Idaho

Editor’s note — This is the final weekend to see the play.


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