The Glass Menagerie - A New Vision / by Dan Baumer

l to r - Maggie Tonra, Sam Mandelbaum, Tyler Smith , Gloria Sanchez

l to r - Maggie Tonra, Sam Mandelbaum, Tyler Smith , Gloria Sanchez

Since its debut in 1944, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie has stunned and entertained audiences with its bare portrayal of the inner turmoil of a family dynamic. The drama and trauma of the Wingfield clan mirrors that of Williams' own family, with his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister, the playwright used "Glass" as a vehicle to shed light on his own life.

Under the superb direction of Molly Cox, our production changes the setting of this memory play from an apartment in St. Louis to the common area of a mid-century mental hospital. Doing so makes bare the inner struggle that we all have in our family interactions and forces us to look at the harm we've inflicted on ourselves and others.

Without changing an iota of the original script, we hope to apply new meaning to an established classic. In the following weeks before opening, we'll be certain to share more imagery and insights from the show.

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Rehearsal imagery from The Glass Menagerie