A unique production of Tennessee Williams’ classic “memory play” featuring an all African-American cast. Delicately weaving truth and imagination, The Glass Menagerie centers on the Wingfield family in Depression-era St. Louis: Tom, an aspiring poet who spends his days in a warehouse, eager to start out on his own life’s journey; his overbearing mother Amanda who yearns for the glamour of the past and his incredibly shy sister, who dreams of a brighter future and a happiness that seems just out of reach.
Ensemble member Yasen Peyankov appeared in Steppenwolf’s 2007-2008 season production of Superior Donuts, a world premiere play by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts. He is co-founder of Chicago’s European Repertory Theatre and an Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Studies at the Performing Arts Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
"Compelling...there's an uncommon spark, freshness and vitality to this production."
"Magnificent...one of the subtlest and smartest productions of Tennessee Williams I’ve seen"
"Truly poignant moments"
Last fall, students who attended our production of The Glass Menagerie were given the opportunity to write an essay on their interpretation of The American Dream.