The Glass Menagerie | Indian Boundary Park | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Glass Menagerie Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 19 2011

This Fury Theater production of the classic early play by Tennessee Williams feels wholly unpolished. Mark Dodge's heavy-handed direction often removes the drama from climactic scenes and drowns out the poetry of Williams's words. Forced by poor set design to walk backward so as to avoid running into one another, the actors seem unable to settle into the language. At best, they muddle through the dialogue; at worst, subvert it. They come across like a Beatles cover band that hasn't practiced enough but insists on touring. —Joshua Sumner

Price: $15

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