The Glass Menagerie

Tom Story and Jenna Sokolowski for "The Glass Menagerie" at Ford's Theatre. Scott Suchman
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One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Tennessee Williams famous and has become a classic of the American repertoire.

Recommended for ages 12 and older. Features complex language and ideas.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes


Tom Wingfield
Laura Wingfield
Amanda Wingfield
Jim O’Connor

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