One of the elements that makes the current production of The Glass Menagerie at Barrington Stage’s Boyd-Quinson Theatre special is the lovely viola music that is played live throughout the performance. Integrated with the lyricism of Tennesse Williams poetic language, it adds to the magic of the play. As a part of Barrington Stage’s outreach into the community, Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, along with composer Alexander Sovronsky and violist, Susan French talked about this music at the Berkshire Athenaeum on Thursday, October 11. Bob and I recorded the discussion which you can listen to by clicking below. The insights that the discussion provided in terms of how music is integrated into a play are valuable in terms of deepening one’s appreciation of the process in the creation of a production. The Glass Menagerie runs through October 21 and should not be missed.
For tickets to the play, click on the Barrington Stage website. On October 17 and 18, Berkshire Residents receive a 25% discount.