The Glass Menagerie
- Presented By
- Harris Theater for Music and Dance
- The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
- 205 East Randolph Drive
Chicago,IL60601United States+ Google Map
Hope, dreams and an insatiable desire – Tom Wingfield’s father has left the family a long time ago. All he has left back is a photo, a few old records and three deeply hurt souls. Every member of this small family is unhappy in one way or another and fatefully linked to the others.
Tennessee Williams called his drama a “Memory Play”. With The Glass Menagerie, he laid the foundation for his success and fame as one of the most important authors of the 20th century. John Neumeier applied this written masterpiece to the ballet stage, in a full length ballet with music by the American composers Charles Ives, Philip Glass and Ned Rorem.
In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams deals with issues that he struggled with throughout his life: family and the decline of the middle class. In his interpretation, John Neumeier stresses the biographical elements of the play, which subtly mold his piece. In many ways, he feels connected with Tennessee Williams; different levels of the plot flow into each other and happen simultaneously. Emotions and inner conflicts become visible and tangible. In John Neumeiers ballet, the dancers give feelings a physical shape. The Glass Menagerie is full of suggestions of the past, longings of the present and possibilities of the future.
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Photo credit: Kiran West