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The Glass Menagerie (Masterworks)
Midtown W
84

The Glass Menagerie (Masterworks) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

About the Show

This beloved American masterwork tells the story of a single mother in the South striving to secure a future for her two grown children.

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Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in a story from the South of the US, and a story about family

Don't see it if You like extravagant theatre production.

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Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you want to see good acting.

Don't see it if you dont want to use your brain too much

Critic Reviews (5)

May 14th, 2015

"Students will be able to check 'The Glass Menagerie' off their list of required viewing. Unfortunately, beyond this basic service, the production can hang its hat on little else...It's a moment that should leave you desperate to gather the shards left behind on the Wingfields' living room floor, but instead, stepping over the glass on your way out the door feels like the preferable option."
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May 15th, 2015

"I’m afraid this production falls into some of Williams' traps by largely playing the melancholic, emotional mood of the play rather than the action at hand. Not aided by a rather filmic and melodramatic sound design and an underutilized, fabric-strewn set sans fire escape, we’re offered an unrelatable 'Menagerie' without the necessary heart."
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May 26th, 2015

"A compelling assemblage of repressed desires and amusing asides with subtly nuanced performances. The set alludes to the elements of loss and obsession while the lighting cleverly guides the audience through various dramatic inclinations...This is a commendable production and a must-see."
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May 15th, 2015

"The production merits the enthusiasm...The staging makes of 'Menagerie' a real family drama. In some productions, just as Amanda dominates her family, she dominates the stage too, as the dramatic center of gravity. This production is more egalitarian, thanks partly to tightly woven, imaginative staging, and partly to the sensitive and finely tuned performances I will not soon forget."
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May 15th, 2015

"This is a show that takes characters to their breaking points, though it may not appear that way at first...A compelling mixture of the sweet and the infuriating, Masterworks Theater Company's 'The Glass Menagerie' is an engaging new take on the play, and a compelling argument for the teaching of classic plays through live performance instead of simply reading. The best plays deserve to be seen."
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