The Glass Menagerie (The Wild Project)
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The Glass Menagerie (The Wild Project)

The Glass Menagerie (The Wild Project) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
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Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Dated, Disappointing

About the Show

Directors Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch reteam to helm a chilling new version of Tennessee Williams’ masterwork at the Wild Project, ushering in the Halloween season.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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120 Reviews | 40 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you love Tennessee Williams. Ginger Grace is awesome as Amanda. The direction falls short in the last segment which is too long.

Don't see it if You do not like the Classics.

390 Reviews | 100 Followers
Great score and lighting, Atmospheric, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You’re up for a solid, well cast, altogether reasonable production, streamlined yet faithful to Williams. Fine set, costumes score and light

Don't see it if Expecting melodrama or histrionics; this a cool interpretation whose heat builds slowly, as does its madness and tragedy. Read more

96 Reviews | 36 Followers
Disappointing, Dated, Great staging

See it if Tennessee Williams is a must for you; you've never seen The Glass Menagerie - it's a competent production.

Don't see it if This somehow never clicked for me at all even though I can't point out much wrong with this production per se - great set etc... Read more

354 Reviews | 76 Followers
Overrated, Tiresome

See it if you want to catch an acceptable production that won't put a dent in your wallet, or if you just need a Williams fix of poetic dialogue.

Don't see it if If you've already seen it a few times -- nothing really new here that's worth a trek into the bowels of the East Village.

73 Reviews | 9 Followers
Insipid, Bad acting, Boring, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like the play itself - the production is very faithful to it, just don't expect any frills, it's done on a shoestring budget

Don't see it if you'd rather see something done right. The directing of the play is ok but actors are too bad even for understudies.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You are a fan of Tennessee Williams and are interested in a modern interpretation that is respectful to the original script

Don't see it if Your bladder is not strong enough to sit through a no intermission show.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Great show in an intimate setting with a strong cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like Tennessee Williams or if you want to see something more contemporary

470 Reviews | 113 Followers
During previews
Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if 2+ hours flies by with Mom who wants the best for her daughter & tries to get her set up with a man. Eerie dark moody lighting. Great acting

Don't see it if You don't like classic Tennessee Williams work that feel so fresh and updated with modern language.

Critic Reviews (5)

October 9th, 2019

"The Glass Menagerie Is Haunting, but Is It Also Spooky?: Matt de Rogatis stars in an off-off-Broadway revival of the Tennessee Williams classic."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 9th, 2019

"Theatregoers looking for a stage thriller in the vein of 'Wait Until Dark,' 'The Pillowman,' or 'Killer Joe' surely will be disappointed. Audiences hoping to spend a few hours with a classic American drama, on the other hand, will find much to appreciate."
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October 10th, 2019

"It is Ginger Grace as Amanda that is the crowning glory of this production. … Grace lives Amanda on the tiny Wild Project stage, making it seem large and teeming with life, although nothing really happens in 'The Glass Menagerie,' nothing that is except the dissolution of a family."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 11th, 2019

"Presented as a 'chilling new take...[visualized] through the lens of a spooky dream,'...if you're the sort of person who'd like to engage in primal scream therapy while discussing your mother, then this production might evoke the sort of terror that occasionally keeps you awake at night."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
October 9th, 2019

"The play is acted at a sloth's pace in a dimly lit…dully realistic way, with very little of the poetically magical qualities we expect from this play about emotional memory…The…production is so grounded in standard realism that the play seems more like William Inge than Tennessee Williams."
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