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THE GLASS MENAGERIE at the Warwick Arts

December 11, 2015

Headlong’s production of Tennessee William’s THE GLASS MENAGERIE at the Warwick Arts was ultimately disappointing because of the detracting design. However if you forget the half-hearted set that looked like a brain and focus only on the stripped down black box there were notable strong performances.

I like Tennessee William’s plays because they evoke a very interesting world and the set plays a role in creating that world. I missed that and instead of just opting for a black box we saw water and pipes in the abstract that added absolutely nothing to the play.

There were two incredible performances; the mother by Greta Scacchi seemed to capture the essence of something I have experienced myself in American Mom’s, something very real and very close to home, and Erin Doherty as her severely damaged daughter was masterful in how she contained her frustration. Eric Kofi Abrefa also stuck exactly the right chord as the young man who is the catalyst to understanding this family.

Glass Menagerie

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