The Glass Menagerie - A play by Tennessee Williams

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Kleine Bühne Gießen
Bleichstraße 28
35390 Gießen

Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother’s nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But as the evening progresses, not only one of Laura’s tiny glass animals goes to pieces.

Performances: February 16, 23, 24 and March 2, 3, 9, 10  2018

Time: 7.30 pm; Doors open: 7.00 pm

Tickets for all shows are available at Haus der Karten

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Schlagworte: Bühne, Theater

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