This review aired on KBAQ March 29, 2010
ATC’S “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” IS MAGNIFICENT
”THE GLASS MENAGERIE”
Arizona Theatre Company, Herberger Theater Center
“The Glass Menagerie” marked Tennessee Williams first playwrighting success. The touching memory play draws on Williams’ own life. It focuses on the Wingfield’s that portray his bizarre family.
This masterpiece is often done incompetently but Arizona Theatre Company mounts it magnificently. Not only is it brilliantly acted but director Juliette Carrillo’s revelatory production adds new dimensions to the play, set in the 1930s.
There’s Amanda, Tom and Laura’s domineering but genteel mother, the fragile, dreamy but handicapped Laura, and Tom, Williams’ persona, …