The Glass Menagerie

May 2 - June 15, 2024

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams


May 2 – June 15, 2024

Tickets: $30 – $125

Run time: 2 hr, 20 min incl. intermission 🛈 | Recommended for ages 12+

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Final performance: June 15, 2024

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The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Jeffrey Lo

“This stunning production is a sometimes surreal, always emotionally devastating remembrance” Broadway World

“A beautifully haunting, emotionally searing, and fabulously intriguing interpretation of the play. Must-see!” Theatre Eddys

“At San Francisco Playhouse, Tennessee Williams’ 1944 masterpiece is like a series of nested worlds.” San Francisco Chronicle


Tennessee Williams’s memory play tells the story of the dreamer Tom Wingfield, his mother Amanda, and his sister, Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their distractions — alcohol, movies and writing for Tom, and a collection of glass animals for Laura. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfield family is flooded with hope, but it’s uncertain as to whether this visitor will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions.



The Creative Team

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association. This theater operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ^Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Photos by Jessica Palopoli.

°The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

^Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.


Tennessee Williams headshotTENNESSEE WILLIAMS (1911-1983) explored passion with daring honesty and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capped by A Streetcar Named Desire, one of the most influential works of modern American literature. An extraordinary series of masterpieces followed, including Vieux Carre, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Rose Tattoo, Orpheus Descending and the classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

The show is on stage six days a week; Tuesday through Sunday. Showtimes are as follows:

Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M.
Wednesdays at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
Thursdays at 7:00 P.M.
Fridays at 8:00 P.M.
Saturdays at 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Sundays at 2:00 P.M.

Showtimes may vary. Always consult the official show calendar or call 415.677.9596 for updated dates and times.

Tickets range from $30 to $100, although prices may fluctuate depending on date, showtime, and demand. Discounts are available to season subscribers.

The Glass Menagerie premiered in Chicago in 1944, and moved to Broadway shortly thereafter, winning the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1945.

San Francisco Playhouse's auditorium is on two levels: Orchestra and Mezzanine/Balcony. Our intimate 199-seat theatre has only nine rows in the Orchestra, meaning every single seat is close to the stage.

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San Francisco Playhouse is located at 450 Post St., San Francisco CA 94102. The theatre is located on the second floor of the Kensington Park Hotel. Patrons may access the venue using the elevators or stairs in the hotel lobby.

San Francisco Playhouse is ADA accessible. The theatre is located on the second floor and can be accessed by two elevators from the lobby level. Wheelchair and companion seating are located on the theatre's mezzanine level.

We do not offer onsite parking, and the hotel's valet is only available to guests of the Kensington Park Hotel. For nearby affordable parking, we recommend the Union Square garage or Sutter-Stockton garage. Limited street parking is also available.

We recommend taking BART or Muni to San Francisco Playhouse. We are four blocks from the Powell Street BART/Muni station — just a seven-minute walk.