The Glass Menagerie

Date(s) - 23 May 2012
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

Captioned Performance:   Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 11am

Set in St. Louis in the 1930s, The Glass Menagerie is a ‘memory play’ about the Wingfield family: Tom, who is torn between his obligation to his family and his desire to break away from the suffocating embrace of his mother, Amanda and his shy and crippled sister Laura, whose memory he will never escape.

Abandoned by her husband, Amanda comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in the American Deep South, when she was pursued by ‘gentlemen callers’.

Now she fights to provide a better life for her grown children, while they struggle for a future that seems unlikely ever to fulfil their mother’s hopes and dreams. But a change in fortune suddenly seems possible with the arrival of a handsome and mysterious young visitor who arrives without warning. The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ evocation of loneliness and lost love, is one of his most powerful and moving plays; an unforgettable American classic.

Presented through special arrangement with The University of the South,Sewanee, Tennessee.


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