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The Glass Menagerie

Full Length, Drama
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, Interior
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-0450-3

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A cue sheet and music by Paul Bowles, used in the original production, is available for purchase with your license for $60.00 and will be distributed digitally. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $15.00 per performance. For more information, click here.

Though the use of this music is not mandatory, it is recommended. Cues in the Acting Edition are partly at variance with those on the cue sheet. Producers are urged to use their own judgment as to where recorded music may be used throughout the play.
THE STORY: Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.
A drama of great tenderness, charm, and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is an icon of the American theater.