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The Glass Menagerie

Available On-Demand JAN 8-10

This refreshing new take on Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is told through the lens of a Chinese American family. Set in St. Louis in 1937, Tom Wingfield, an aspiring poet recalls the memories of his mother and sister. Tom’s father ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since…until now.  This audio drama will include images of the final set and costumes designed by M.F.A. students that were captured in the fall.  The Glass Menagerie is directed by MFA directing student Alvin Chan.

Ticket Information

All our winter offerings offer single tickets for $10 (general public) and $5 (full-time, non-NU students) with the exception of Tomas and the Library Lady ($20 for adult plus child).  Admission for winter performances continues to be free to all Northwestern students with a valid NU e-mail address who complete the required registration form.  Patrons who have a credit on file from a canceled show earlier this year will be able to apply the credit to our winter or subsequent quarter offerings in 2021.


Questions?  E-mail our audience service team at or call 847-491-7282 Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through December 16.  Starting in January, hours will expand to 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We appreciate your patience while our team works remotely. The Wirtz Center Box Office is currently closed for in person service.

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Alvin Chan is an actor, playwright, director, and designer from Honolulu, Hawaii. He was an artistic associate at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth from 2011 – 2018, and is a former recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s Fox Acting Fellowship. He holds a BA in theatre from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and is currently enrolled in Northwestern University’s MFA Directing program.