The Glass Menagerie / introduces one of Tennessee Williams’ most legendary characters the formidable Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern Belle with delusions of grandeur. 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.
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PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
A Belvoir production. Presented by Triple R.
Key Image: Andrew Gough
Images: Pia Johnson
Harry Greenwood, Luke Mullins, Pamela Rabe, Rose Riley
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Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEW||7.30pm, Wed 18 May|
|OPENING NIGHT||7.30pm, Thu 19 May|
|TIME TO TALK||6.30pm, Tue 24 May|
|AUSLAN INTERPRETED||7.30pm, Fri 3 Jun|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
2 hours 50 minutes (includes 25 minute interval)
Act One / 70 minutes
Interval / 25 minutes
Act Two / 75 minutes
Contains smoke and haze effects, strobe lighting, and smoking of herbal cigarettes.