Moving on to “State”: Tennessee Williams’ The Pretty Trap

Texas Nonprofit Theatres hosted their Quad III One-Act-Play Festival at The Cailloux Theater on Saturday, February 2nd.
Your Playhouse 2000 was one of four companies vying for a chance to represent our portion of the state at TNT’s “TexFest” over Spring Break.  We were honored to be one of the two plays selected to advance, alongside the Bastrop Opera House production of Helium.  These were then joined by productions from Boerne Community Theater and Bulverde S.T.A.G.E with “Wild Card” advances.
Quad Fest is the first step in the bi-annual series of festivals across the United States managed by the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT) known as AACT/Fest.  Theaters advancing from this Quad will join with eight other companies across the state at “TexFest” in April.  From there, plays can advance to the Regional Festival and even the National Festival, which will be held in Gettysburg, PA, this summer.  (For details on participating companies and titles, see “Theater News” below.)
P2K’s entry at Quad Fest is a little known sketch titled The Pretty Trap which was created by Tennessee Williams while he was working on the play that would become the masterpiece The Glass Menagerie.
The cast includes Amy Goodyear as “Amanda Wingfield,” Laina Lowry as “Laura,” her shy daughter, newcomer Jacob Grona as son “Tom,” and Jeremy Sosa as “Jim,” the Gentleman Caller who changes everything. The Stage Manager is Heather Cunningham, and the production was directed by Jeffrey Brown.

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