The Glass Menagerie
Why Watch The Glass Menagerie
A take on the famous play by Tennessee Williams, often considered to be one of the best of its generation. It premiered on stage in 1943 and was the first of Williams’ successful plays. Highly anticipated, The Glass Menagerie will premiere at the Watford Palace Theatre, before transferring to the Arcola Theatre. Director Femi Elufowoju Jr is well known in the theatre circles for his thought-provoking productions that tackle the various social and economic issues across the globe. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is one such example, and received rave reviews from the audience and critics alike and won him a nomination at the Off-West End Awards. Elufowoju vision guarantees that you are set for an unforgettable experience, and he believes that it is a play that will resonate with audiences regardless of caste, religion or class. He hopes to showcase the problems facing the world at large through his plays. Witness The Glass Menagerie as never seen or read before!
The story is set in the year 1937. America and the rest of the world continue to feel the effects of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The London Stock Exchange had crashed a month prior, and the American stock market crash was the beginning of a 12-year period during which all the industrialized countries were greatly affected economically. In one African American community, the effects of the aftermath of the Great Depression can be seen. Tensions rise and tempers flare as every family struggles to survive through these hard times. One woman, Amanda Wingfield, refuses to be bogged down by circumstances. She is determined that her children will not lead the impoverished life that she had to endure. Follow the compelling story of Amanda, as she fights to improve life for herself and her family.