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Theatre review

The Glass Menagerie

— Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

— To March 8

— Tickets: $25-$75 at

4 stars out of 5

Liberties have been taken.

One might assume that of the new Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Layered into the action of four actors upon the stage, movies are projected of cityscapes, magicians and a lineup of “gentlemen callers.” Near the end, the whole stage is enveloped by a moving picture image of the play’s narrator, Tom Wingfield (Ryan James Miller).

Williams would not have objected. In his original production notes for his autobiographical “memory play,” he embraced the possibilities of expressionism in the telling of this story, and wrote in directions for a “screen device” on which words and pictures would be

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