Throughout The Glass Menagerie, Tom breaks the "fourth wall" and addresses the audience directly. We wondered what might happen if the other characters had monologues like Tom does, and decided to put this challenge to students at our matinees.
Great American playwright Tennessee Williams was an unknown when The Glass Menagerie debuted on Broadway on March 31, 1945. Shortly after the production began, his world was transformed. Biographer John Lahr writes, “The hubbub of Williams’s new life began almost immediately.”
The Glass Menagerie is undeniably a classic in the American theatre canon. Since its Chicago premiere in 1944, this play by Tennessee Williams has been a staple in our theatrical landscape. But why is this the case?
Tennessee Williams’s memory play, The Glass Menagerie, focuses solely on the insular world of the Wingfield family. In this post, we introduce each character.
The Ford’s Theatre theatrical season for 2015-2016 is announced! Productions include: the world-premiere play The Guard by Jessica Dickey—part of Washington’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival; The Glass Menagerie; the musical 110 In the Shade; and holiday favorite A Christmas Carol.