SCHENECTADY — A production of “The Glass Menagerie” — entirely student-directed and performed — continues tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Schenectady High School’s John Sayles School of Fine Arts. The show opened Thursday night.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. All of the proceeds are going to the New Choices Recovery Center on State Street.
The cast includes SHS students Ayla Kanciruk, Simon Woods, Isaiah Woods and Mariah Ashley. Juliana Mastan is the director. The students have been working on the production since February, raising money to purchase rights to the script, making their own props, working on lighting, sound and costumes and rehearsing the play. The production is part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Schenectady High School, with the diploma candidates partaking in a CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) group project that touches on the ideas of social justice and sustainability.
They selected the Tennessee Williams play "because it has recurring themes of drug and alcohol abuse," Mastan said, noting that those problems are prevalent in society today.