The Glass Menagerie
Tom Wingfield works in a shoe warehouse and lives in a rundown apartment with his overbearing mother, Amanda, and his shy, sickly older sister Laura, in Tennessee Williams’ 1944 autobiographical stage classic,
Amanda wants to marry off her daughter to whatever gentleman caller will have her; Laura wants to polish her collection of glass animals; and Tom wants to leave them both behind. He brings a dinner guest into this abode of quiet desperation. New Mexico Actors Lab presents
directed by Robert Benedetti, at Teatro Paraguas Studios (3205 Calle Marie, 505-424-1601). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20, and Thursday, May 25, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, and continue through June 4. Tickets are $20 (discounts available); visit www.nmactorslab.com.
— Jennifer Levin