Archives - The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Hugh Croydon
Saturday 27th March – Saturday 3rd April 1993 in the Auditorium
One of the characters in the play, Tom Wingfield, says “The play is memory. Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic … I am the narrator of the play … The other characters are my mother, Amanda, my sister, Laura, and a gentleman caller who appears in the final scenes”.
This is Tennessee Williams’ first play and the most delicate of his water-colours. The title gives the play its central symbol. Laura is a girl of twenty-three whose lameness has confined her in a brittle world of her own, until she is like one of her glass collection, too fragile to move from the shelf. Her only salvation is the gentleman caller.
Part of the Barn’s 1992/1993 season and a festival entry
Presented by The Barn Theatre Club
Event details from The Barn Theatre Archive