The Gordon Edelstein-directed staging underlines the memory-play aspect of the script by having Tom (played by Patch Darragh) sit in a N'Awlins hotel room, writing the very play we are watching. The cast at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre also includes Keira Keeley as Laura and Michael Mosley as Jim.
The Glass Menagerie is presented in association with Long Wharf Theatre, where this production appeared in 2009. (Mosley is new to the production.)
The Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is at 111 W. 46th Street.
The design team includes two-time Tony Award winner Michael Yeargan (sets), two-time Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), two-time Tony Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Jennifer Tipton (lights) and David Budries (sound).
According the Roundabout, "In this fresh interpretation of Williams' haunting memory play, Tom Wingfield (Darragh) sits writing in a hotel room, trying to forge his past into art. Soon Tom's space is overtaken by the cramped apartment he once shared with his mother Amanda (Ivey), his beloved sister Laura (Keeley) and unrequited dreams as fragile as Laura's collection of tiny glass animals. There, Tom relives the Gentleman Caller's (Mosley) visit — the night that changed his family forever."
The Glass Menagerie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels box office.