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Tennessee Williams

Performance Dates

March 3-4, 1961

Creative Team

Director - Fred J. Thayer

Designer - Marden Blackledge


The Glass Menagerie opened in New York City at the Playhouse Theatre on March 31, 1945, and closed after 563 performances.

Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams was born in 1914 in Columbus, Mississippi, the son of a traveling shoe salesman and an Episcopal clergyman's daughter. At the age of 13 his family moved to St. Louis and it was here that his sister Rose began a collection of glass animals. After failing out of the University of Missouri, he attended the State University of Iowa, studying play writing under E.C.Mabie. During the early 1940's he wrote many one act plays. The unexpected success of "The Glass Menagerie" as a prize winning play in 1945 (Drama Critics' Circle Award) made Williams an internationally famous playwright.


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The Glass Menagerie

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