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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 17 2016

Hans Fleischmann's adaptation of Tennessee Williams's semiautobiographical masterpiece at Mary-Arrchie in 2012 was a study in dramaturgy gone right, as is this luminous revival with the Hypocrites. In a gut-wrenching performance as the narrator, Tom—reimagined as a broken soul murmuring to himself in the gutter—Fleischmann (who also directs) goes from gnawing regret about the family he left behind to something resembling full-blown psychosis. This exceptional production's fine cast also features Joanne Dubach as Laura; haunting scenic and lighting design by Grant Sabin and Matt Gawryk and an original, never-intrusive score by Daniel Knox re-create the fractured, dreamlike experience Williams so poetically describes. Every bold choice amplifies every one of the play's subtleties, making this—to my mind, at least—the definitive Glass Menagerie. —Dan Jakes

Price: $28-$36


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