A single mother raising two children in the Depression dreams of a Southern gentility long vanished. A sensitive daughter wraps herself up in a world of glass and old records. The son, a budding artist, longs to flee the constrictions of a crowded working-class apartment and a dead-end job. Into their lives drops a ‘gentleman caller’ —“the long-delayed but always expected something that we live for.”

Since THE GLASS MENAGERIE premiered in 1944 on a snowy Christmas weekend in Chicago, this beloved American classic by Tennessee Williams has rarely been off the stage. 

Theatre Incognita concludes its spring 2024 season with performances of Williams’ immortal play at the Community School of Music and Arts in downtown Ithaca.

Evening performances are at 7 pm, Friday & Saturday May 3–4, and Thursday through Saturday May 9-11. Matinee will be offered at 2pm on Sunday May 5 and May 12 (Mother’s Day). Tickets available at incognita.ludus.com

Kristin Sad takes on the iconic role of the mother, Amanda. Jonah Hirst plays her son, Tom; Kylie Schultz plays the daughter, Laura; and AJ Sage plays Jim O’Connor, their ’gentleman caller.’

Ross Haarstad, Artistic Director, stages the production with costume design by Kristin Sad.

Haarstad intends to explore Williams’ visual and aural suggestions for creating a play that is memory. As Tom says, “Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic.”