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This fresh interpretation of The Glass Menagerie is the compelling saga of the Wingfield family in the 1940s, struggling with illusion and reality. The narrator is Tom, the son, who works in a shoe factory and is torn between his role as the family breadwinner and his desire to lead a life of his own. The story unfolds of his mother, Amanda, a former Southern belle and relentless romantic trying to maintain her dignity and her control in the gloom of their St. Louis tenement; of Laura, his frail sister who has retreated to an imaginary world caring for her collection of glass animals; and the visit of Jim, the Gentleman Caller, who changes the family forever.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles