The Glass Menagerie at The Gate Theatre
Apr 25 2019 - Jun 01 2019
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The Gate Theatre, 8 Parnell Square East, Dublin,
Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie offers a tale of family, love, truth, and illusion through the haze of memory and the distortion of emotional recollection.
The Glass Menagerie runs at the Gate Theatre from 25 April until 1 June 2019.
A tragic semi-autobiographical tale of family, love, truth, and illusion retold through the haze of memory and the distortion of emotional recollection. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams catapulted its playwright to stardom and became the basis for numerous stage revivals, radio, television, and film productions since it was first performed in Chicago in 1944.
Set during the Great Depression of 1930s America, Williams’ “memory play” tells the story of Tom, a young man longing to escape the gloomy St. Louis apartment he shares with his overbearing and histrionic mother Amanda and shy sister Laura. The story of this fractured American family is told through Tom’s narrative voice and skewed memories.
Director: Tom Cairns
Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
Sound Designer and Composer: Sinéad Diskin
Costume Designer: Lorna Marie Mugan
Assistant Set Designer: Jacob Hughes
Cast: Samantha Bond, Marty Rea, Frank Blake and Zara Devlin
Age Suitability: Audiences aged 14+. Parental discretion is advised.
Running Time: 140 minutes, including interval
Admission Prices: Tickets from €15
Running from 25 April 2019 until 1 June 2019