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Illusions and Hope in Tennessee Williams’ Play

Theater: ‘The Glass Menagerie’
Caitlin O’Connell and Angela Janas in “The Glass Menagerie” at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield. Photo by Daniel Rader

Memory is a gravitational force in Julianne Boyd’s superb production of “The Glass Menagerie” now playing at Barrington Stage Company. Tennessee Williams filled his first successful play — it premiered on Broadway in 1944 — with barely disguised autobiography rendered in poetic language and with tender psychological insight.

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