The Glass Menagerie

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Opened Feb 11, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Tennessee Williams' autobiographical masterpiece about Amanda and her fractured family is brought to the stage by director Jessica Kubzansky. This semi-autobiographical account of Tennessee Williams' early days in 1930's St. Louis is a heartbreaking yet often funny "memory play" told from the perspective of Tom Wingfield. The Glass Menagerie is the story of a family desperate to break free of the burdens of their past and their present. Tom's mother, Amanda has been abandoned by her husband, and now lives only for her children; his unmarried sister, Laura, is a fragile and painfully shy creature who retreats into a world of glass animals; and Tom himself is torn between his poetic inclinations and the responsibility of supporting his mother and sister. Each escapes into their own personal "glass menagerie" as a means of eluding the pain of their own - and each other's - existence. Additionally, there are performances on Saturday, February 18 and Saturday, February 25 at 3:00pm; and also Thursday, March 2 and Thursday, March 9 at 8:00pm.

Visit the The Glass Menagerie website:

http://www.colonytheatre.org