The Glass Menagerie
// is a stone's throw away from collapse.
The Glass Menagerie / introduces one of Tennessee Williams’ most legendary characters – the formidable Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern Belle with delusions of grandeur. The year is 1937, and she’s stuck in a tiny, run-down apartment with her two adult children, the frustrated Tom and the cripplingly shy Laura. All three of them need to break free of the past. Could Laura’s ‘gentleman caller’ be their answer?
Straight from a sold-out season at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre, Eamon Flack’s new production subverts Williams’ own vision of The Glass Menagerie as a ‘memory play’. In real time onstage, recollections from the Wingfield apartment are converted into moments from a lost black-and-white film, as Tom re-imagines those he left behind.
Williams’ intensely vulnerable characters are poignantly realised in this production, which stars one of Australia’s greatest actresses, Pamela Rabe, in her Helpmann Award-winning role. As the play moves towards its devastating conclusion, we can only grieve for the disintegration of a family that / is a stone’s throw away from collapse.
Act One / 70 minutes
Interval / 25 mins
Act Two / 75 minutes
★★★★½ You shouldn't miss it.
A thrilling production that feels painfully real.
By / Tennessee Williams
Direction / Eamon Flack
Cast / Harry Greenwood, Luke Mullins, Pamela Rabe, Rose Riley
Set Design / Michael Hankin
Costume Design / Mel Page
Lighting Design / Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Design / Stefan Gregory
Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm
Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm
Time to Talk
Tuesday 24 May, 6.30pm
Auslan Interpreted Performance^
Friday 3 June, 7.30pm
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Read the program online.
Available now. See Packages for more information.
Adult / $65
Senior / $60
Concession / $50
Tertiary Student* & Under 30s / $35
Single ticket prices are subject to change. Book early for the best prices.
*For Secondary Student bookings, including Secondary Student and Teacher prices, please see here.
On the blog
Eamon Flack, director of The Glass Menagerie, introduces the play.
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