The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
Featuring Grace Bauer, Heather Gibson, Alejandro Ruiz, and Samy Younes
Ghosts of the past continue to haunt in Williams seminal play The Glass Menagerie. Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a cramped St. Louis apartment with her aimless son, Tom, and her debilitatingly shy daughter, Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their distractions â€” alcohol, movies and writing for Tom and a collection of glass animals for Laura. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfield family is flooded with hope. But itâ€™s uncertain if this mysterious visitor will change things for the better or shatter a familyâ€™s fragile illusions. This exciting new production asks us what do memories truly look like, and how is that answer different for each of us?