The Glass Menagerie: A Drama by Tennessee Williams at the Boxcar Playhouse
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is one of Chicago's biggest theatrical success stories. Created by Greg Allen, and written and performed by the Neo-Futurists, the original production in Chicago has been continuously running since the Reagan administration, and now San Francisco has its own sibling company. This innovative show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour. The "menu" of plays is strung up on a clothesline and the audience determines the order by yelling out which piece they want to see next. Every performance is a unique experience, and the Neo-Futurists are masters of creating funny, personal, abstract, political and poignant plays. Learn More
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I have seen a number of productions of "Meangerie" over the years plus the movie and television productions so I was curious to see what this production would bring. I found some of the choices more successful than others but will say outright that I generally find plays done in the round or in this case with the audience on two sides of the stage less involving as I generally cannot connect on an emotional level the same way that I do with actors on a proscenium stage. That being said I have a ticket to see the company's production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" but rather doubt that I will see "Streetcar" as it is just too difficult to do successfully with this seating arrangement.
Lost hopes and memories of despair are all that remain for Tom who is trapped in a mundane warehouse job. Cajoled by his overbearing mother to find a suitor for his crippled sister, Tom brings a gentleman caller home for dinner. Inflated dreams are quickly dashed as the evening crumbles under the pressure of the moment.
Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for his plays A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). He also earned two Drama Critics' Circle Awards for The Glass Menagerie (1945) and The Night of the Iguana (1961). His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo won the Tony for Best Play. David Mamet referred to his writing as "the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language."