Two-time Tony Award winner Cherry Jones will star as Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie at the American Repetory Theater. Directed by John Tiffany (Once), the production begins performances February 2, 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center. No further casting has been announced.
The Glass Menagerie centers on ageing southern belle Amanda Wingfield (Jones), who hopes for her son Tom to fulfill her dreams of finding the perfect “gentleman caller” for her shy and damaged daughter Laura.
Jones won two Tony awards for Doubt and The Heiress. Her other Broadway credits include Angels in America, Imaginary Friends, Moon for the Misbegotten, The Night of the Iguana, Our Country’s Good and Faith Healer. Her film and TV credits include Ocean’s Twelve, Cradle Will Rock, The Horse Whisperer, The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, The Lady in Question, Murder in a Small Town, and most recently as Dr. Judith Evans in the NBC series Awake. Jones is a founding member of the A.R.T. and has appeared in multiple productions of the company during the last 30 years, including Three Sisters, Sganarelle, The King Stag, The Serpent Woman, Life is a Dream, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Major Barbara, King Lear and most recently in Lysistrata.