Tennessee Williams’ award-winning portrayal of a disintegrating family in the American Deep South is one of his most sensitive and tragic plays. Amanda has struggled to raise her children, Tom and Laura, during the Depression. Now she is seeking to marry off her shy, crippled daughter, fearing that Laura will become an old spinster, and worried that Tom will abandon them both to seek out a life of his own elsewhere.
Laura’s reclusive life revolves around her collection of glass animals, each as delicate and fragile as she is. When Tom brings a friend home to meet her, she finally believes there is a chance she can be happy, but between her mother’s oppressive sense of futile hope and her brother’s private endeavours to better himself, Laura – and her glass menagerie - face an uncertain future.
Written before his other major plays, such as A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie is one of Williams’ most intimate and heartbreaking personal dramas, examining how fragile the human heart can be, and how easily it can be broken by society.
The American Theatre Company is proud to present this American classic to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams' birth. Starring Janet Wishnetsky, Chris Flores, Hugo de Chassiron and Clémence Robin and directed by Carrie Ellwanger.
October Protected content 8pm, Palais des Beaux Arts. Tickets Protected content or 02.507.82.00