Directed By ANTONY MARSELLIS Beginning Performances on August 2 At Theater Row’s Acorn Theater
REX REED to host opening night celebration with “Rex Reed on Tennessee Williams and Food.”
New York: During this centennial year of Tennessee Williams, Cause Celebrè (Susan Charlotte, Founding Artistic Director) is excited to present the New York Premiere of Williams’ one-act version of The Glass Menagerie entitled The Pretty Trap directed by Antony Marsellis . The Pretty Trap will begin performances at The Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street) on Tuesday, August 2, through August 21, 2011. Tickets are $66.25 and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
Katharine Houghton portrays Amanda – a role famously played by her aunt Katharine Hepburn – a mother awaiting the arrival of her daughter’s gentleman caller. This production of The Pretty Trap, directed by Antony Marsellis, marks the New York Premiere of this one-act version of the “Glass Menagerie.” Cause Celebrè presented the very first public reading of this long buried Williams’ piece starring Kathleen Turner. The cast also includes: Robert Eli (Bway: Tartuffe, Saturn Returns (LCT) It’s A Dry Heat ), Nisi Sturgis (Bway: The 39 Steps, “Boardwalk Empire”) and Loren Dunn (The Foreigner, The Glass Menagerie, “30 Rock).
Antony Marsellis (Director) continues to move between the worlds of theatre, film and television. He has directed numerous plays around the city and country including Harold Pinter’s Night School, Samuel Beckett’s Krapps Last Tape, and Happy Days as well as the stage version of his critically-acclaimed films, Men of Manhattan and A Broken Sole. He has had the privilege of collaborating on stage and screen with the finest of New York’s acting community including: Danny Aiello, Peter Bogdonovich, Tyne Daly, Bob Dishy, Christine Ebersole, Judd Hirsch, Judith Light, Tony Roberts, Marian Seldes, John Shea, Frances Sternhagen, Elaine Stritch, and Kathleen Turner. Plays directed at the Theatre Row include: Susan Charlotte’s The Shoemaker (one act version), and Love Divided By/Times Three, Tom Fontana’s This Is On Me and A.R. Gurney’s The Love Course. He is a member of SDC.