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Providence Players Open ‘The Glass Mendacity’

The Providence Players of Fairfax opened a new play last Thursday, May 29, called “The Glass Mendacity,” which poses and, perhaps, answers the question “What do you get when you put the characters of A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the same room?”

The new production, which was written by Maureen Morley and Tom Willworth, is a comedy parodying the aforementioned southern dramas by legendary playwright Tennessee Williams. In the play, it’s Big Daddy’s birthday and the entire blended family have gathered at Belle Reve to celebrate with sweet tea, cheese balls, playing card games and brutish, unfettered, southern charm.

The play shows at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through June 13 at James Lee Community Center, located at 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, with a matinee scheduled for this Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 – $20. For more information, visit providenceplayers.org.