The Akademi Theatre will host the new production of The Glass Menagerie; one of Tennessee Williams’ most well-known plays, which shot him to fame and took him from obscurity to notoriety almost overnight. The four-person play was first premiered in 1944, although the story has lost none of its charm—from humour to heartache the play is a journey across a spectrum of emotions. The Glass Menagerie is described as a memory play since the events and conversations are all recounted from the protagonists’ previous experiences. Considered to be hugely autobiographical, the play focuses on the trials of the narrator, Tom Wingfield, as he toils in a warehouse to provide for his mother and socially reclusive sister after their father abandons them. The play deals with the social and economic pressures of America in the Thirties, alcoholism, and Tom’s own gradual descent into depression as he becomes further disillusioned by the American dream.
The play will be shown from September 28th until October 30th and is performed in Catalan. Ticket prices range from €18 to €22.
Ticket details and more information can be found here.