THE GLASS MENAGERIEA Salisbury Playhouse & Shared Experience production
Salisbury, Watford, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow and Newtownabbey, 4 March - 8 May 2010by Tennessee Williams
I tried to leave you behind me
but I am more faithful than I intended to be
Tennessee Williams' most autobiographical play is a brilliant and compelling portrait of a family in crisis. At the heart of Polly Teale's evocative new production is Tennessee himself. As the writer returns to confront the past, his family come to haunt the stage...
In the tenement apartments of St. Louis, the Wingfield family struggle to make ends meet. As America is ravaged by the Depression, Amanda clings to memories of her idyllic youth in the South, where she was wooed by scores of rich and handsome suitors. With her husband long gone and her own days of courtship over she is determined to find her daughter a husband. But Laura is painfully shy. She plays with her collection of glass animals and lives in a world of her own. And Amanda's son, Tom, an aspiring poet in a dead-end job, secretly dreams of escape.
We are excited to be presenting this new production, directed by Polly Teale, in association with the Salisbury Playhouse.
Cast includes Imogen Stubbs
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