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Mabou Mines performed two staged readings of "The Glass Menagerie" on Feb. 27th at Duke

Lee Breuer’s Adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ “Glass Menagerie” Is a Failed Experiment

Lee Breuer’s adaptation of “The Glass Menagerie” is a bold experiment that starts to go awry almost immediately as Greg Mehrten and Maude Mitchell swap roles and speak each others’ lines — in forced and phony Southern accents — in The Glass Menagerie. (The irritating drawl that Mitchell and Mehrten adopt is the Hollywood notion of how natives of the Deep South sound.)

There will be two staged readings of "The Glass Menagerie" on Feb. 27th

Mabou Mines Workshops “The Glass Menagerie” in Duke University’s Sheafer Laboratory Theater

Mabou Mines is an institution of the American avant-garde; for 40 years they’ve staged brave new plays and taken ‘startlingly original’ slants on classic texts (Theatre Journal). Their perpetual revolution continues in a two-week residency at Duke, when the innovators prepare a new, dream-vision take on Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” under the direction of the ‘wizard-director’ [Lee] Breuer (New York Times).