January 19 – 27, 2018
CoHo Productions presents
Philip’s Glass Menagerie
Adapted and directed by Philip Cuomo
Featuring the CoHo Clown Cohort (Sascha Blocker, Emily Newton, Murri Lazaroff-Babin) with special guest Isaac Lamb as Amanda Wingfield
Part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
A gentleman caller, a collection of fragile glass animals, and Isaac Lamb as a Southern Belle in a big dress! Elements of silent film, physical comedy, and the music of Philip Glass highlight this poignant, hilarious and whimsical telling of Tennessee Williams’ story of family facades, dreams of escape, and the reality of the everyday.
Supported by a Creative Heights grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, the CoHo Clown Cohort was created to cultivate an experimental ensemble of clown performers and recontextualize the value of clowning in the modern theatre landscape. Philip’s Glass Menagerie explores whether or not Williams’ emotionally intimate story can be told truthfully and powerfully through the extreme physical expression of clowning.