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Heart Repertory Theatre presents The Glass Menagerie

At Kenmore Community Club, 7:30 pm Aug. 30, 21, Sept. 6, 7, 13 and 14

Matinees 5pm Sept. 1, 8 and 15

No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play with strong autobiographical elements. Williams drew inspiration from his own life, featuring characters based on himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister. The play’s poignant exploration of family dynamics and quiet desperation still resonates deeply and universally, even more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. 

Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world.

Heart Repertory Theater will perform The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) as directed by Adrian Cerrato beginning Aug. 30 and run through Sept. 15. Check the website for dates and times.

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