Central Youth Theatre
The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
After years of obscurity, Tennessee Williams was catapulted into stardom with the stage play The Glass Menagerie. Written in 1944, it closely reflected his own personal unhappy family background, and as such he describes it as a memory play.
Tom Wingfield, the central character in the play, is living in poverty with his mother and sister in a pokey apartment in a claustrophobic tenement block and is torn between duty to family and the desire to break out and explore his own art and self. When asked by his mother to find a suitable suitor for his sister Laura, an opportunity presents itself for life to potentially change for all the family.
Central Youth Theatre (CYT) have re-worked the setting for this poignant and tragic play, by casting an all Asian group of young performers in the roles and transposing the story from the Deep South, to the heat of India.
Performance Venue: Bantock House, Bantock Park, Merridale
Performance Dates 7.30pm Friday 27th & Saturday 28th January from here
Ticket Price: £9 & £5 concession. Family Ticket: £25 (2 adults, 2 concs)
Please note due to the site-specific nature of the staging of the performance within the house, ticket numbers for both performances are very limited