The Glass Menagerie
A.R.T. Season
February 2, 2013 - March 17, 2013
Extraordinary... Fully-realized, heart-rending
WBUR

While Amanda Wingfield desperately struggles to provide her fragile daughter with at least one “gentleman caller,” her son, Tom, dreams of escaping from his job at a warehouse and his oppressive life at home.  An exquisite family drama filtered through Tom’s memory, The Glass Menagerie is staged by John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of the international sensation, Black Watch, and the Broadway musical, Once.

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Creative team
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by John Tiffany
Movement by Steven Hoggett
Set and Costume Design Bob Crowley
Lighting Design Natasha Katz
Sound Design Clive Goodwin
Casting

Jim Carnahan Casting
Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel

Music Nico Muhly
Dialect Coach Nancy Houfek
Production Stage Manager Chris de Camillis
Cast
Tom Zachary Quinto
Amanda Cherry Jones
Laura Celia Keenan-Bolger
The Gentleman Caller Brian J. Smith
Additional staff
Assistant Director Benjamin Shaw
Assistant Stage Manager Taylor Adamik
Associate Set Desinger Bryan Johnson
Assistant Costume Designer

Ameera Al

Assistant Sound Designer

Erik Skovgaard

Dramaturgy

Alexandra Juckno

Assistant Dialect Coach

Ron Carlos

Stage Management Intern

Madeleine Bersin

Harvard Office of Career Services Art Fellows

Krithika Varagur, Matthew Walker

 
UNDERSTUDIES
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific
announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.
Tom—Dara Yazdani; Laura—Samantha Egers^; The Gentleman Caller—David Abrams

(^) Appears Courtesy of Actors’ Equity

 
SPECIAL THANKS
Tom Erhardt, Mel Kenyon, and all at Casarotto Ramsey
John Martello and The Players Club, NYC
Pedram Naseri
New York Theatre Workshop
Mary Haegert, Micah Hoggatt, and Dale Stinchcomb from the Harvard Theatre Collection
Mary-Catherine Deibel and Deborah Hughes

 

 

The A.R.T. thanks
UpStairs on the Square and St. George Spirits
for their support of The Glass Menagerie opening night

Memory may be a torturer in “The Glass Menagerie.” But every so often, as this glorious production allows, it lights up the darkness like a divine benediction. More

Were Williams alive to see the new production by the American Repertory Theater, however, he might have turned to T. S. Eliot’s suggestion, in “Burnt Norton,” that “all time is eternally present.” More

The A.R.T. production, in Tennessee Williams's words, does not go to the moon. It goes much further. More

In this abstract reproduction of Tom's shabby prison, with its beckoning escape, Tennessee Williams's timeless Depression-set "memory play" appears suspended in a somber universe — which, as it turns out, is exactly where it should be. More

 

Cherry Jones’ turn as Amanda Wingfield in American Repertory Theater’s “The Glass Menagerie” is agonizingly, painfully perfect.

In rare moments of tenderness, you’ll want to hold the tortured, torturing matriarch and tell her everything is going to be all right. But most of the time, you’ll want to strangle her. More

 

Some people are shocked to hear that for the first time in its 30-year history, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge is producing a play by the great Southern writer Tennessee Williams. More

Ladies like Amanda Wingfield, Tennessee Williams' overbearing mama of The Glass Menagerie, ring a belle for Southern-bred actress Cherry Jones. More

If Amanda Wingfield ever goes on trial, she’d be wise to retain Cherry Jones as her defense attorney. More

Cherry Jones and director John Tiffany at Zero Church Street last month preparing for “Glass Menagerie,” which opens Saturday at ART’s Loeb Drama Center. More

Press Releases

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu    A.R.T. PRODUCTIONS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE AND ALL THE WAY NOMINATED FOR NINE TONY AWARDS INCLUDING... More
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2013 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 Kati_Mitchell@harvard.edu     A.R.T.’s Acclaimed Production of The Glass Menagerie Opens on Broadway on September 5 In a... More
  For Immediate Release: February 14, 2012 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   More Tickets Released for Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie  at the American Repertory... More
  For Immediate Release: January 4, 2012 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   American Repertory Theater presents Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie Directed by John... More
  For Immediate Release: November 29, 2012 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu ­   A.R.T. receives NEA grant to support The Glass Menagerie One of 832 Art Works grants totaling... More
  For Immediate Release: October 18, 2012 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   American Repertory Theater Announces the Complete Cast for Tennessee Williams’ The Glass... More
Cambridge, Mass — The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, is pleased to announce that multiple Tony and Emmy award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. next season to play... More

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Run time

2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Venue Map

Need to know

Recommended Grades 6 and up.

 

 ASL Dates: 

February 26, 7:30PM
March 3, 2:00PM

 

 Audio Described Dates: 

February 27, 7:30PM*
March 2, 2:00PM*

*Touch tour 1 hour prior

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

There will be post-show discussions after the matinee performances:

     Saturday, February 9 

     Wednesday, February 13 

     Saturday, February 16

     Wednesday, February 20

     Saturday, February 23

     Wednesday, February 27

     Saturday, March 2

Performance sponsors:

Paul & Katie Buttenwiser

Ann & Graham Gund

Ward & Lucy Mooney

Don & Susan Ware