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The Glass Menagerie

  • The University of WA 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA, 6009 Australia (map)
Photo credit: glass3: The Glass Menagerie is filtered through the memory of Tom (James Ford, left) as he reflects on his life with mother Amanda (Danielle Antaki, centre) and sister Laura (Donna O’Brien). Picture: Myles Wright.

Photo credit: glass3: The Glass Menagerie is filtered through the memory of Tom (James Ford, left) as he reflects on his life with mother Amanda (Danielle Antaki, centre) and sister Laura (Donna O’Brien). Picture: Myles Wright.

Tennessee Williams’ most powerful and haunting play, The Glass Menagerie, is being staged at UWA’s Dolphin Theatre this October.

Presented by the Graduate Dramatic Society and directed by Jane Hille, the classic American drama is a stirring portrait of a family that struggles with the past, future – and each other.

Amanda Wingfield desperately struggles to provide her fragile daughter with at least one “gentleman caller” while her son Tom dreams of escaping his job at a warehouse and oppressive life at home.

The semi-autobiographical play is filtered through Tom’s memory, reflecting on the glories of times past with echoes of loneliness, fragility and innocent hope.

The Glass Menagerie was Williams’ first successful play, catapulting him to the forefront of American theatre with other works such as A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

The Glass Menagerie plays at 7.30pm October 16, 17, 18 and 19 with a 2pm matinee October 19. Tickets are $35, $25 concession – book at www.ticketswa.com.

Dolphin Theatre is located at the University of WA, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley.

Earlier Event: October 19
Perth Art Upmarket
Later Event: October 23
Mosaic Exhibition 2019