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The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Creation 2018
For all

La Ménagerie de verre- Cie le Théâtre de l'Imprévu
La Ménagerie de verre, de Tennessee Williams
Leaving for an elsewhere, tending towards an ideal...
Tom, a sensitive and dissatisfied young man, hasfollow his dream: he left.
He left his city, a stifling family and professional environment… He fled.


But Tom closes his eyes.

Tom remembers what he left behind.


This inner journey brings him back to the apartment of his youth.

There, Tom finds Amanda, his mother, who, faced with the harshness of everyday life,

hysterically dwells on his fallen dreams and projects his desires for social success onto his children.


And then there is Laura, her sister who is so fragile, so unsuited to reality that she locks herself in aimaginary universe, with its collection of glass animals.


But above all, Tom must relive that spring evening when he invited his friend Jim to dinner, rekindling his mother's madness and his sister's hopes, confronted with his secret love.

Life then almost turned upside down, for aenchanted parenthesis…

Translation by Isabelle Famchon
Editions l'Avant-Scène Theater 2018
La Ménagerie de verre-Cie le Théâtre de l'Imprévu
La Ménagerie de verre-Cie le Théâtre de l'Imprévu

"Very nice adaptation of this magnificent piece." - Claudine Arrazat

"With them, The Glass Menagerie becomes a burning common memory,

that of our twenties, whatever they are." 

WebTheatre - Gilles Costaz

“Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie shines in new splendor."

France 3 Paris Ile-de-France - Didier Morel



Creation 2018

From October 11 to 14, 2018

The Studio in Asnières (92)

Residential homes

From October 8 and 10, 2018

The studio atAsnieres(92)

From September 24 to 28, 2018

The Pleiade atThe rich one(37)

From September 17 to 21, 2018

The Prairiales atEpernon(28)

From September 10 to 14, 2018

the Court tocollege student(77)

From September 4 to 8, 2018

From August 27 to 31, 2018

Theater ofChartres(28)

From June 19 to July 10, 2018

Theater 13 toParis(95)

From June 11 to 17, 2017

The stile toSaint Agil(41)

Artistic team

Text - TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, American author

Translation - Isabelle Famchon

Staging - Eric Cenat

Staging Assistant - Mathieu Barche

Interpretation - Charles Leplomb,Augustin Passard,Laura Segre AndClaire Vidoni

Scenography and costumes - Charlotte Villermet

Light Creation - Vincent Mongourdin

Sound creation - Christophe Sechet


& reception in residence

The Prairiales ToEpernon(28)

Theater ofChartres(28)

The pleiad ToThe rich one(37)

the stile,The Barn of Saint-Agil(41)

Theater 13 ToParis(75)

The CourtTocollege student(77)

Margin ToHoly place(77)

The studioToAsnieres(92)

The city ofTowers (37) - DeviceFresh label


ThereDRAC Centre-Loire Valley

ThereSPEDIDAM- Collecting society and distribution which manages the rights of performers in terms of recording, broadcasting and reuse of recorded performances



Tour history

January 27, 2022-1 performance

Beaumarchais Theater inAmboise(37)

December 17, 2019 -1 performance

Madeleine Renaud Theater inTaverny(95)

December 5, 2019 -1 performance

Albert Camus Cultural Center inIssoudun(36) -canceled due to transport strikes

November 22, 2019 -1 performance

Theater de Fontainebleau(77)

November 15, 2019 -1 performances

Well Manu Theater inBeaugency(45)

November 6 and 7, 2019 - 2representation

Marne Banks Center inThe Perreux(94)

April 4, 2019 -1 performance

George Sand space inChecy(45)

March 2, 2019 -1 performance

The Prairiales atEpernon(28)

February 28, 2019 -1 performance

The Pleiade atThe rich one(37)









From January 21 to February 2, 2019

Extension until February 8

Theater of the Wooden Sword inParis (12e)

November 15, 2018 -1 performance

Auditorium G. Mercadié ofDampierre-en-Burly(45)

November 13, 2018 -1 performance

Theater ofChartres(28)

October 31, 2018 -1 performance

Theater de l'Escabeau inBriare(45)

October 19, 2018 -1 performance

La Décale Theater inVierzon(18)

From October 11 to 14, 2018 -1 performance
Studio Theater of Asniere (92)

Mandatory information related to the use of the text

"The Author's heirs are represented in French-speaking European countriesby Renauld
& Richardson, Paris (, in agreement with Agence Casorotto Ramsay Ldt, London. »
“The translator is represented worldwide by Renauld & Richardson. »
“THE GLASS MENAGERIE is presented in partnership with Sewanee University (University of the South, Tennessee, USA.”

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