The Glass Menagerie (2013)

The Glass Menagerie reveals the story of family members whose lives form a triangle of quiet desperation, each struggling with an individual version of hell, while simultaneously seeking escape from the gravity of each other’s pathologies.

Abandoned by her husband, Amanda comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life when she was pursued by ‘gentleman callers’. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in the docks, longs for adventure and escape from his mother’s suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. Amanda is desperate to find her daughter a husband, but when the long awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura’s romantic illusions are crushed. The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ evocation of loneliness and lost love, is one of his most powerful and moving plays.

With this ‘memory play’ Tennessee Williams transports us into private worlds where desire clashes with obdurate reality, where loss supplants hope.

The play opened at the Prithvi Theatre festival in 2013 and has since toured around the country, been showcased at the Hindu Festival and has played in Kuwait and the UAE.


“Haunting, beautiful, riveting…” – The Bombay Times

“To see Rajit Kapur’s moving and splendidly paced production, with it’s wonderful acting, is to know why Menagerie has been staged (and filmed) so many times.” – Anil Dharker

“…a huge amount of emotional truth, towered with brilliant performances…” –, Chennai

“…In Ms Patel’s turn there is that rare felicity of an actor who arrives at her character during the course of a performance and then never lets go; the joy and radiance of a treasured turn giving her wings…” – Mumbai Theatre Guide read more

  • Written by: Tennessee Williams
  • Directed by: Rajit Kapur
  • The Cast: Shernaz Patel, Jim Sarbh, Amrita Puri/Ira Dubey, Kabbeer H. Maira/Arunoday Singh, Anaar Desai/Ursula Pereira
  • Set Design: Dhanendra Kawade
  • Light Design & Execution: Yael Crishna
  • Original Score: Anaar Desai
  • Costume Design: Yamini Namjoshi
  • Logo & Poster Design: Vivek Gupta
  • Photography: Kaushik Chakravorty
  • Trailer: Machaiah DK
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