The Glass Menagerie

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Naples Gulfshore Playhouse rethinks Tennessee Williams’ ‘Menagerie’

Ben Jacoby and Andrea Lynn Green in The Glass Menagerie. Photos: Pedro Zepeda
Ben Jacoby and Andrea Lynn Green in The Glass Menagerie. Photos: Pedro Zepeda

The end of “The Glass Menagerie” will not change. There will be no fast-forward of historical periods from its shabby, Depression-era apartment setting. The story will be just as painful as it has always been to anyone who has known meddling parents, unfulfilled love and family induced guilt.

“‘The Glass Menagerie’ brings up issues that haven’t disappeared in this country,” Coury observed. “It’s not that far away. Being used or misused in present-day lexicon does need to be talked about.”

Coury sees a hope for understanding that surpasses the Wingfield family tragedy in those opportunities. “That,” she declared, “is how theater changes the world.”