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A.R.T. frees The Glass Menagerie

"Then go to the moon — you selfish dreamer!" screams Amanda Wingfield at her fleeing son at the climax of The Glass Menagerie .

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 15, 2013

Cherry jubilee: Talking with Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones is a two-time Tony winner (for The Heiress and Doubt ) and an Emmy winner for playing President Allison Taylor on Fox TV's 24 .

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 01, 2013

Cold comforts on stage: The new theater season

Stretching from Beethoven to Brustein and from Palm Springs to North Korea, the new theater season is all over the map.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 21, 2012

Alternatives, and standbys, for summer

The big theater buzz this summer is of course is the Fringe, which actually comprises two overlapping programs from June 26 to July 1.
Life on the Fringe
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 08, 2012

Williams’s shattering Menagerie in Freeport

Tom's restlessness at home in St. Louis, where he's stuck providing for his plaintive mom and crippled sister, becomes particularly oppressive in the very architecture of the Freeport Factory Stage.
Fragile suffering
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 24, 2012

Review: Tennessee Williams's self-indulgent Vieux Carré

Tennessee Williams scholars and melodrama buffs will be quick-marching over to the Brown/Trinity Rep performance of his early Vieux Carré (at the Pell Chafee Performance Center through December 19).
Only the lonely
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2010


Classic drama

Theater classics are at a significant disadvantage: overfamiliarity.
The Gamm’s masterful Glass Menagerie
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2010
Streetcar List


If A Streetcar Named Desire were a person, it wouldn't be able to sleep at night, tossing and turning in a fever sweat, aching for basic human connection.
2nd Story strips Streetcar  of its angry soul
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 08, 2009

Broken Glass

“The scene is memory,” Tennessee Williams writes in his opening notes to The Glass Menagerie, and then: “Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.”
There are a few cracks in Biddeford City Theater's production
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 17, 2007