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YCP THEATREWORKS PRESENTS THE GLASS MENAGERIE
BY STEPHANIE SCHLEICHER
YCP Theaterworks, the self-proclaimed "oldest community theatre group in Northern Westchester," should be very proud of their thoughtful rendition of Tennessee Williams' classic "memory play" The Glass Menagerie.
This play essentially belonged to Susan King, whose star turn as domineering mother Amanda had the audience eating out of her hand by the middle of Act 1 - in spite of her hateful character. Her crisp, vaguely Southern vocal delivery was handled with the confidence of a 1940s-era movie heroine. Even when delivering problematic lines like "I had to send the darkies for some folding chairs" or "Instinctů Christian adults don't want it!" she did so with a pitch-perfect blend of irony and old-world sincerity, and we were hers.