Play of the Week

Play of the Week

The Glass Menagerie
Play by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura.
First performance: March 31, 1945
Setting: A St. Louis apartment, late 1930s
Genre: Memory play
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