The Glass Menagerie - Shaw Festival Theatre

Tennessee Williams’ American masterpiece of beautiful dreams and cruel reality.
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
May 22 - October 12
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Synopsis

In his autobiographical masterpiece, Tennessee Williams recalls growing up in the Depression-era Midwest with his shy sister and their overbearing mother. A gentleman caller seems to offer the chance of a new life – perhaps for all of them. But can we ever truly escape the life we have been given? And what would it cost? This quiet hurricane of desire and longing is widely considered one of the greatest American plays of all time.

Technical Credits
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by László Bérczes
Set designed by Balázs Cziegler
Costumes designed by Hanne Loosen
Lighting designed by Mikael Kangas
Approximate run time
2 hours and 30 minutes
including one intermission
Age recommendation
14+
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