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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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31 reviews
36 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

Perhaps I waited too long to see this play. The story is so familiar now in all its aspects that it lacked necessary tension for me. I found the writings on the wall very distracting. However the acting is very good and one can always appreciate...continued

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48 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

I really enjoyed this show-the casting, acting, lighting, everything was very good.

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16 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 05 2008

I've seen The Glass Menagerie before, but this production was one of the best. Overall, the acting was very strong, with moving, tender, and, admittedly, tear-inducing, performances by David Dastmalchian, Allison Batty, and Linda Reiter as the...continued

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Description

Shattered Globe Theatre will present Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, directed by Kevin Hagan. The Glass Menagerie launched Tennessee Williams’ professional career and is regarded by many to be his most biographical work — the characters and story emulating his own life more closely than any of his other plays. Inspired by real events, Williams employs themes of illusion and escape to depict the radiance and delicacy of life in this “memory play.”  Shattered Globe will embrace those themes in the rarely produced and fluid theatrical style that Williams prescribed for this play and American theater in general. Shattered Globe Artistic Director Kevin Hagan creates a mercurial production offering fresh reflections on the characters and story so familiar to audiences.

About the Ticket Supplier: Shattered Globe Theatre

Dedicated to the philosophy of ensemble, it is the mission of Shattered Globe Theatre to dissect, challenge, and revel in the American experiment; inspire social discourse by raising questions rather than espousing philosophy; stimulate artistic growth for and broaden the perspectives of both artist and audience; and push the boundaries of excellence in ensemble theatre. To this end, Shattered Globe Theatre brings its audiences fresh renditions of classic works and premiereproductions that celebrate new voices and innovative viewpoints.

Founded in 1991, Shattered Globe Theatre was born when a small group of Chicago theatre artists joined forces to stage a single production—Adam Langer’s Backstage Pass. Inspired by the positive reception of the show and the powerful dynamic experienced in their collaboration, the actors formed Shattered Globe and took up residence in a tiny storefront at 2856 N. Halsted Street. Since that time, Shattered Globe has produced nearly 50 plays, garnering 35 Joseph Jefferson wins and the acclaim of critics and audiences alike for such productions as Judgment at Nuremberg, Coyote on a Fence, High Life, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Manchurian Candidate and, most recently, The House of Blue Leaves and Dealer’s Choice. SGT presents an eclectic mix of shows that speak to our times and inspire social discourse, including world premieres by some of Chicago’s most promising playwrights, Chicago premieres of works by national and international writers, and new takes on some of America’s best-loved classics. The company remained in its original storefront until 1999 and is now a resident company of The Greenhouse Theater Center.