Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Dates: 3/23/2018, 3/24/2018, 3/25/2018

Perhaps no play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination of the American public as Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece The Glass Menagerie. The young writer’s first successful play, it catapulted him from obscurity to fame when it premiered on Broadway in 1945.

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre re-examines the play’s origins and undeniable power in its upcoming production of the classic, opening Friday, March 9, and continuing through Sunday, March 25.

The play has strong autobiographical elements that mirror the celebrated playwright’s tumultuous life. Years after he left his mother and sister, Tom Wingfield struggles to absolve himself of the guilt of abandoning his family just as his father did. In front of the audience, he summons scenes from the past – 1937 in St. Louis – where he lived in a small apartment with his faded Southern belle of a mother and shy and withdrawn sister. There they struggled to get by financially, dreamed of the past and what could have been, and worried about what would become of Laura.

The Theatre Centre production gives the work a compelling interpretation that will captivate audiences. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, Thursday shows begin at 7:00pm, and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30pm.

Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE
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