The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

This show is open to high school students.

When

Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:00pm
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where

The Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

About the Show

From her dingy St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while obsessing over the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression looming, the siblings find comfort in their foibles — alcohol for Tom and a collection of glass animals for Laura — which only heightens Amanda’s anxiety. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfields are flooded with hope. But it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions.

Contains mature language. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Guthrie Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.

Themes

  • Laura is often looked down upon or pitied for her lack of engagement with the professional sphere, preferring her home hobbies of glass animals and listening to music. This begs the question of how professional work can determine an individual’s perceived value in society. This is a debate that has grown in recent years, as technology advances at a rapid pace, leaving many workers uncertain about the future of their vocations. In your ideal future, how would someone like Laura be perceived? Would she be criticized for not working (depending on one’s definition of “work”), or would she be celebrated for prioritizing what she truly enjoys in life?
  • The father, present only in a photograph, looms over the family because of the choice he made to leave them. How does one deal with the weight of a loved one’s absence? Is there a healthy way to move forward, or perhaps learn from that person’s choices and actions?

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