The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Timothy Near

March 12 - April 11 , 1997

1996-1997 Mainstage Season

The Story

This fragile, poetic memory play, set in St. Louis in the 1940’s, tells the story of the domineering Amanda Wingfield and her children, Tom and Laura. For a brief moment, they are lifted out of their desolation by a visit from a gentleman caller, but, finally, Amanda’s world unravels as Tom leaves home and Laura loses herself in her world of glass figurines.

Creative & Production Staff

Composer/Music by: Michael Butler (Laura's theme music)
Scenic Designer: Carolyn L. Ross
Costume Designer: B. Modern
Lighting Designer: Max De Volder
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Claudette Waddle
Casting: Rich Cole


Robin Moseley (The Mother, Amanda Wingfield)
Iah Kahn (Her Son, Tom Wingfield)
Pilar Witherspoon (Her Daughter, Laura Wingfield)
Michael Butler (The Gentleman Caller)

Sponsorship & Support

Major Sponsor: Monsanto Fund

Guest Director Timothy Near is sponsored by Marian and Maurice L. Hirsch Jr. Additional support is provided by Isabelle Coovert.

The Glass Menagerie is made possible in part by Brown Group, Inc. and Edward Jones, corporate partners of the Arts & Education Council of Greater St. Louis.