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

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

Jim Carnahan Casting
Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel

Music Nico Muhly
Dialect Coach Nancy Houfek
Production Stage Manager Chris de Camillis
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 Brennan
Associate Set Desinger Bryan Johnson
Assistant Costume Designer

Ameera Al

Assistant Sound Designer

Erik Skovgaard


Alexandra Juckno

Assistant Dialect Coach

Ron Carlos

Stage Management Intern

Madeleine Bersin

Harvard Office of Career Services Art Fellows

Krithika Varagur, Matthew Walker

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

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

Cambridge, MA – The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is proud to announce that its production of The Glass Menagerie was nominated today for seven Tony Awards for its run on Broadway, and its production of All the Way was nominated for two Tony Awards. The Glass Menagerie premiered at the A.R.T.’s home, the Loeb Drama Center last season, and All the Way opened the A.R.T.’s current season last fall.
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2013 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668     A.R.T.’s Acclaimed Production of The Glass Menagerie Opens on Broadway on September 5 In a...
  For Immediate Release: February 14, 2012 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668   More Tickets Released for Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie  at the American Repertory...
  For Immediate Release: January 4, 2012 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668   American Repertory Theater presents Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie Directed by John...
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded $25,000 to support the A.R.T. production of The Glass Menagerie. The A.R.T. is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus has announced the complete cast for its February 2013 production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, to be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany. Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. to play Amanda Wingfield, and will be joined by Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller. The Tony Award-winning design team includes set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin.
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...

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Run time

2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission


64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668


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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


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