November 19, 2012
Suzuki-MacAdams Designs for Rep’s Glass Menagerie
: Photo by Chris Bennion.
A new production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie opens at The Rep; at center is a brilliant stage setting by Mikiko Suzuki-MacAdams [PP ‘99].
Open now and running through December 2 is a new production of Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie; its elegant setting was designed by Cornish alum Mikiko Suzuki-MacAdams [PP ‘99]. The production appears under the direction of Rep Associate Artistic Director Braden Abraham. It stars longtime Seattle favorite Suzanne Bouchard along with Ben Huber, Brenda Joyner and Eric Riedmann,
Other than The Glass Menagerie Suzuki-MacAdams has designed setting for The Brothers Size and The Cook at The Rep. Her work has also been seen in Seattle in Abe Lincoln in Illinois and The Year of Magical Thinking at Intiman Theatre. She has numerous Off-Broadway credits, including Macbeth, Hold These Truths and Dispatches From (A)mended America at Epic Theater Ensemble; Points of Departure, Tight Embrace and Kissing Fidel at INTAR Theatre; and Lenin’s Embalmers at The Ensemble Studio Theatre. Internationally, Mikiko’s designs have been seen in The Three Musketeers, a new musical at Nissay Theatre in Tokyo, and Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci at Tokyo’s Nikikai Opera. Additionally, her work has been at Cornerstone Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Brevard Music Center, New Jersey Opera, National Asian-American Theatre Company, Yale Opera and New York Chamber Opera, among many other venues.
Long acknowledged a masterpiece of the American stage, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie needs little introduction. It’s the story of an aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son Tom—a would–be poet and the story’s narrator—gets swept up in his mother’s funny and heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy sister, Laura, a husband.
The Glass Menagerie opened October 26 and runs through December 2 on The Rep’s intimate jewel of a stage, the Leo K. Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle.
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