The Glass Menagerie
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
3801 South Central Avenue Cicero
A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, and one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them.
Thru - Nov 18, 2017
Show Type: Drama
Box Office: 708-656-1800
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Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended
"...Most theatergoers will most likely have experienced this groundbreaking play somewhere during their lives, if only in high school English class. This solid production stands out as a reminder of the poetic artistry of America's greatest playwright. Tennessee Williams' life is more closely mimicked in this 1944 Memory Play than in any of his later dramas. Amanda mirrors Williams' own mother. Tom represents the playwright himself, but Williams' shy, introverted personality is also seen in Laura. Tom tries to erase his sister from his tortured memory, but we know he'll always be haunted. Like Tom's memories of Amanda, Laura and her collection of glass, this brilliant production will linger in the memory long after Laura has blown out her candles."
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