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Girl of Glass

From 22 member reviews
Members say: Slow, Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking

About the show

Created in response to "The Glass Menagerie," this play explores an other-worldly purgatory and forces each character to consider the question, "what happens when we decide to let go of the memories that trap us?" More…

Meet Truly, a charismatic shopkeeper with a mysterious past and an appetite for variety. Truly is in a precarious situation at work; she will be given a large sum of money to run a shop, provided that she does not leave the premises for a full calendar year and asks no questions about the jars she buys and sells. Edgar, a lost delivery man, stumbles his way into Truly's shop by accident, and the two form an unlikely friendship.



83
Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you delight in subtlety and magic that generate concepts worth thinking about.

Don't see it if you dislike Tennessee Williams or dislike figuring out things for yourself.

83
Clever, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A new take on the subject of memories. Well written, well acted and absorbing.

Don't see it if You only like musicals.

83
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like fresh, new & interesting writing & skilled acting in a very intimate (small/up-close) setting. Provocative ideas.

Don't see it if you need big production values & distance from the performers. Really small house (34 seats) split stage left & right.

Also provocative premise with perhaps some connection to TGM but tangential... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like small intimate theater that is very well acted. The music is haunting but the shadow dancing was not understood by me

Don't see it if you like fast paced musicals, and are not willing to listen to a slow, but well told story about not being boxed in by one's memories

80
Absorbing, Edgy, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy an offbeat and different type of theater experience. This is not for everyone but I enjoyed it

Don't see it if You're interested in a more traditional type play

79
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy plays dealing with memories and their effects.

Don't see it if You expect fast moving, upbeat material.

75
Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like an interesting story shown through a multimedia medium.

Don't see it if you like everything to be straight and direct and don't like plot twists.

75
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Creative, Clever

See it if You like intimate theater experiences that are female driven and presented as vignettes separated by interpretive multimedia elements

Don't see it if You Ike short plays with a straightforward plot and clear sight lines to the stage.

75
Ambitious, Slow, Confusing, Intense, Relevant

See it if You’re looking for a Tennessee Williamsesque play.

Don't see it if You are looking for light and breezy entertainment,

74
Enchanting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if want to support a female heavy theatre company, or like plays that live in the world of theatrical realism, not naturalism.

Don't see it if Like fully polished shows. This one still needs some editing, though it's in very good shape.

Also The seed of the idea, about the way we store and value memories, is go... Read more Read less

72
Confusing, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in seeing a play about an odd romance in a mysterious background with references to Tennessee Williams.

Don't see it if want to see a realistic play with a straightforward theme that is not confusing.

70
Hang in there for the twist after intermission, Confusing, Slow

See it if Memories idea is interesting. Hang in there for the twist after intermission. See if if you don't mind very slow and an unlikable character.

Don't see it if Very slow and confusing... can be frustrating. Hang on for the twist. Unlikable character there is a reason. Hang in there. I almost walked.

70
Profound, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Memories....can we ever really lose the bad ones, and how we distort the good memories. Interesting concept.

Don't see it if Slow and somewhat agonizing.

68
Ambitious, Quirky, Romantic, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an interesting subject play, with an unusual proposal to stay indoors for a year and get large sum.

Don't see it if You are not a fan for long and very slow moving play.

68
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You want to support a female run theater company that produces only plays written by women & creative team is 85% female or TGNC.

Don't see it if Although an interesting & creative story about memories, I did not see the connection w/Glass Menagerie & found the plot hard to follow.

65
Clever, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like rough, experimental works.

Don't see it if You want a tight and/or linear narrative.

Also This show has great bones and could really be excellent if the playwri... Read more Read less

65
Underdeveloped story, Needs work, Great acting, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if Good acting

Don't see it if Play theme is underdeveloped.

65
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if u want to support a woman-centric company; like absurdist-lite theatre; want to see a play with some interesting themes & characters.

Don't see it if u dislike spending a lot of time in the dark for scene changes, absurdism-lite ; inconsistent writing & acting, extraneous shadow dancing.

42
Disappointing, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if You like off beat, talky, somewhat experimental

Don't see it if You hate talky, heady, pretentious... with projections of “memory” dancers doing modern dance improvised movement.

100
Intelligent, Profound, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you are interested in nice use of stage props, stronger focus on acting and dialogue, and a surprise twist in the ending. Intimate setting.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical/are not into something original

98
Refreshing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if like an intimate play setting and unsuspecting ending

Don't see it if you expect singing and don't like indie plays

63
Entertaining, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of The Glass Menagerie and want to see a show take those tropes and warp them in unexpected ways

Don't see it if You don't like leaving a theatre with more questions than answers - while original, the world of this play is a work in progress.


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