After a hilarious run of The 39 Steps, ICT is gearing up for their fourth show in their five-play season, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. This critically acclaimed play has won countless awards for its rich merits, and is still taught in many English classes throughout the U.S.
First in this talented cast is ICT and Broadway veteran, Jennifer Parsons playing Amanda Wingfield. Jennifer Parsons has appeared at ICT in Talley’s Folly, Vanya, Sonya, Masha & Spike and, most recently, Silent Sky. She has also performed on and off-Broadway, in regional theatres across the country, and is a company member at Theatre 40. Among her numerous film and television credits, she has most recently guest starred on “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Stalker,” “Bones” and “Criminal Minds”. Playing Amanda’s son Tom Wingfield and making his ICT debut is leading man Burt Grinstead. Burt’s select theatre credits include: Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Eddie in Fool For Love, and Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. Burt can also be seen in films like Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050, Eat With Me, Sebastian, and others. Look out for Burt on your screens at home in: “Dropping the Soap” (Amazon Prime), “Kirby Buckets” (Disney XD), “NCIS” (CBS), and “NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS).
Playing Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s sister Laura Wingfield is ICT debut Lizzie Zerebko. Lizzie is a graduate of USC’s theatre program, but has also studied with the British American Drama Academy. Theatre credits include Alice in You Can’t Take It with You, Mariana in Measure for Measure, and Rebecca in Nina Balatka. You may have also seen her in Netflix’s “Disjointed” or “Dear White People”, as well as Hulu’s “Casual.” Last in this star-studded cast is another ICT debut, Emilio Garcia-Sanchez playing the Gentleman Caller, Jim O’Conner. A graduate of CalArts, Emilio was just seen in a production of The Glass Menagerie as Tom. Other theatre credits include Rocky in Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chino in West Side Story, Laertes in Hamlet, and Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire.
The Glass Menagerie runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., August 24 through September 9. Two preview performances take place on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23, both at 8 p.m. All performances will take place in the Beverly O’Neill Theater at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E Seaside Way. For tickets or more information, please call the box office at 562-436-4610 or visit ICT online at www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.