Sunday, February 26, 2023

Review Highlights: THE GLASS MENAGERIE - Arizona Theatre Company

Lillie Richardson and Aaron Cammack
Photo by Tim Fuller

highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through March 5

"The Glass Menagerie was the play that first got Tennessee Williams noticed. It's an autobiographical memory play with a narrator that Williams modeled on himself who has a shy and demure sister named Laura that Williams based on his sister Rose. It's also a searing and emotional drama about a dysfunctional family and the regrets one has based on decisions they've made. With a superb cast and captivating direction, Arizona Theatre Company's production of this classic drama soars...." - Gil Benbrook, (click here to read the complete review)

"“The Glass Menagerie” was Tennessee Williams first and perhaps the best play of his distinguished contributions to the American theater canon.  The 1945 masterpiece about the dysfunctional Wingfield family of St. Louis circa 1930, is a triumphant memory play with richly defined and strongly developed characters plus an emotionally compelling story. Arizona Theatre Company’s stunningly moving production brings back this amazing classic with remarkable panache."   -Chris Curcio, Curtain Up Phoenix (click here to read the complete review)

"a charismatic powerhouse in Lillie Richardson, who submits a resounding performance as the flamboyant matriarch. Ms. Richardson strides with regal confidence and speaks with a stately optimism that defies her fear of an austere future. Chanel Bragg's delicate guidance ensures a committed and articulate ensemble that earned a well-deserved standing ovation on Opening Night."   - Robert Encila-Celdran, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

“..a less than compelling and strategically misdirected production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is the current fare at Arizona Theatre Company…” - Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

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