Tennessee Williams Classic Tours Province

Saint John Theatre Company preparing another outreach tour of a classic

The Saint John Theatre Company (SJTC) plans to launch its Studio Series with the timeless drama The Glass Menagerie. The Tennessee Williams piece will tour to St Stephen, Sussex and Riverview following its five day run in Saint John at the BMO Studio Theatre.

A free student performance as well as a public evening performance will be offered in each touring location.

The SJTC has toured works for the past few years throughout the Province and recently completed a successful run of its adaptation of An Enemy of the People to audiences in Konstanz Germany. “It is our goal to select touring pieces that are not only thought-provoking to the public but also engaging to students,” adds Artistic Director Stephen Tobias. “We are pleased to be able to offer most of our touring works to High Schools at no cost to the students.”

The SJTC was proud to offer free performances of The Diary of Anne Frank and Of Mice and Men to over 2,000 students across the Province. “I had the pleasure of taking my grade 10 English class to see The Diary of Anne Frank last fall.  My students were completely enthralled and, following the performance…,” adds Tracy Lutz, a teacher at SJHS. “The effect the experience had on my class, I think, was immense.  Not only did it introduce many of them to theatre for the first time, the experience also allowed us as a class to have an in-depth discussion about hate, courage, integrity, and individual and global responsibility.”

Support for The Glass Menagerie and other SJTC education initiatives has been provided by TD, the Province of New Brunswick, BMO, The Pannell Family Foundation, The Canadian Lebanese Association and Anglophone South School District.

Tickets on sale September 21st in all locations. The Glass Menagerie ticket and location information:

Saint John – The BMO Studio Theatre, Oct 17-21. Tickets $27.50, student $15.www.ticketpro.ca (on sale now)

St Stephen – St Stephen High School, Oct 24. Tickets $25, student $10.www.ticketpro.ca (on sale now) or Stuart’s Gifts (available Sept 21)

Sussex – Sussex Regional High School, Oct 26. Tickets $25, student $10.www.ticketpro.ca (on sale now) or Morris Music (available Sept 21)

Riverview – Riverview Arts Centre, Oct 28. Tickets $26 (plus tax). www.riverviewartscentre.ca or call 506-852-7189 (on sale now)