An innocuous visit from a potential suitor unsettles the sheltered Wingfield family. Matriarch Amanda fiercely protects her adult children from the harshness of others, but doesn't realize that her own eccentricities are the biggest threat to their psychological survival. Brimming with poetic language and indelible characters, Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie is a play about the enduring but limiting nature of love and family.
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play inspired by many elements in Williams's personal life – including his histrionic mother and his mentally fragile older sister, Rose. When it premiered in Chicago in 1944, the play propelled Williams to become one of the most famous American playwrights and made him a household name. Directed by Geoff Elliott, The Glass Menagerie makes its way to A Noise Within to tell the story of outliers trying to survive against all odds.