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‘’THE GLASS MENAGERIE” SET FOR GTCC THEATRE

June-Guralnick

JAMESTOWN -"The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams' timeless play, will be presented at the GTCC Fine Arts Theatre in the Koury Hospitality Careers Center Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19.
All shows are at 8 p.m. in the center at 601 High Point Road on the Jamestown campus.

General admission is $12 per ticket. Admission for GTCC employees is $10 and $6 for students. Tickets are available through www.gtcc.edu  for $2 less than the price at the door. For more information, call 336-334-4822, Ext. 50538, or June Guralnick at jmguralnick@gtcc.edu.
A pre-show dinner for interested theatre patrons will be provided by GTCC's Culinary Department at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 10 and 17. Meal reservations can be made at http://culinary.gtcc.edu.

The play is being directed by Guralnick, the college's new theatre program director. "I am excited about our upcoming production,"  Guralnick said.  "We are involving not only our talented GTCC students, but also wonderful community and theatre professionals such as Jennifer O'Kelley, scenic artist/owner of Muse Scenic in Winston-Salem. Our goal is to provide our students with exposure to theatre artists working in the field," she said.

"We are very pleased that Ms. Guralnick has joined our faculty at GTCC," said Jeff Little, department chair for the Creative and Performing Arts.  "She has a significant professional background in theatre and the arts, including past positions as theatre arts director of the N.C. Arts Council and most recently as executive director of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission," he said.

Little said, "Her plays and directorial work have received numerous awards and grants. She's a great addition to our college."

Guralnick, a native of New York City,  trained as an actress and dancer. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master's of Art in Theatre from City College of New York.

She has taught at St. John's University, John Jay College and the Henry Street Settlement Arts for Living Program in New York.
"The Glass Menagerie" premiered in Chicago and then moved to Broadway where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945. The play subsequently has been produced throughout the world and continues to be a favorite with audiences.
Guralnick said the theatre program at GTCC has presented dozens of plays over the years, ranging from classic Greek tragedies to modern comedies. "One of the key goals of the program is to engage and inspire students to become active participants in the theatre arts," she said.