The Glass Menagerie

Brown County Playhouse
Directed by Jonathan Michaelsen

WFIU - George Walker, interviewer 
  interview with me and Lilia Vassileva his review


Veteran New York actress charms in American classic
Wendy Barrie-Wilson and Lilia Vassileva (Laura)

(also featuring John Maness at Tom and Michael Borgmann at the Gentleman Caller)

Known for his poetic style and psychological realism, Tennessee Williams remains one of the greatest playwrights in the history of theater. His beautiful drama about a family grappling with a changing world, The Glass Menagerie, is an icon in American culture.

The Brown County Playhouse offers the opportunity to experience The Glass Menagerie, the third show of its 59th season, in the heart of Nashville, Ind. The play, directed by producer Jonathan Michaelsen and featuring guest actress Wendy Barrie-Wilson, opens Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 19.

Herald Times- Bloomington Scene

A highlight of the show is the presence of Broadway actress Wendy Barrie-Wilson as Amanda. Michaelsen traveled to New York to cast the union talent for BCP productions. When he saw Barrie-Wilson, the choice was easy. “Wendy was extremely strong,” he said. “She is a consummate professional. We are fortunate to have her in the cast.”

And how is she enjoying her stay? I asked Williams, and she replied, “I am from the Midwest. I thought I knew Indiana pretty well. So when I took this job, I thought it would be a bit of a vacation for me to be close to my roots, and out of New York City where I have lived for the past 20 years. In the past week, I have had a chance to see the area, from Nashville to Story to the many lakes; I have been driving all over on these amazing country roads. It has been a wonderful town to live in, if only for a short while.”

The star’s presence is good for her student co-stars, Michaelsen explains. “I hire pros for students to learn the craft of acting by watching and acting with experienced professionals, as well as providing students with future contacts and a grounding in the professional world. It is also great for our audiences to see these performers in productions.”


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