The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams; Directed by Mark Ramont
January 22-February 21, 2016
“First-rate! The emotional honesty on the Ford’s stage … never wavers.” -The Washington Post
“An early frontrunner for best show of 2016!” -DC Outlook
“This production shines! Madeleine Potter is nothing less than enthralling.” -DC Metro Theater Arts
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One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a classic of the American repertoire.
Recommended for ages 12 and older. Features complex language and ideas.
February 4, 11 and 18 at 11 a.m.
All Student Matinees include a 20-minute post-show discussion, plus a Teacher Preview and Workshop that introduces the play and gives educators resources for teaching social studies and ELA themes using theatrical experiences.
Meet and Mingle
Following the matinee performance, talk theatre with fellow audience members and members of the cast at Bistro D’Oc, located just across the street from Ford’s Theatre. A cash bar will be available.
Member Appreciation Night
All members enjoy a special thank you gift and save 20% on tickets for the evening performance.
Under 35 Night
February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.
Please note: January 27 is a private performance.
Production Sponsors: Siemens Corporation, Fluor Corporation, Liberty Mutual
Media Partner: WETA
Photo of Tom Story and Jenna Sokolowski by Scott Suchman.
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