'The Glass Menagerie' runs through Sunday

Brandeis Theater Company performs Tennessee Williams' classic play

Photos/Mike Lovett

From left to right: Justy Kosek '14, Corrie Legge '14 and Ellyn Getz '13

A bygone era will come to campus this week as the Brandeis Theater Company (BTC) performs Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.”

The memory play is set in a poor St. Louis town in 1937. Aspiring writer Tom Wingfield looks back on his life with Laura, his sickly sister, and their mom, Amanda, a faded Southern belle.

“The Glass Menagerie” was based on one of his own short stories, and is widely considered to be autobiographical.

“It’s a very popular play in academia,” says Paula Plum, who is directing the BTC production. “If you consider Tennessee Williams to be one of the great American playwrights of the 20th century, which most would agree he is, this is the play that put him on the map.”

Performances will be held in the Merrick Theater at the Spingold Theater Center Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10 (or $5 for the Brandeis community, students and seniors) and can be purchased online at Brandeis Tickets or by calling (781) 736-3400.

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