The Glass Menagerie – La Colline, Théâtre national

The famous play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, the American playwright, will be shown at La Colline – Théâtre National this spring! It is directed by Daniel Jeanneteau and with Solène Arbel, Pierric Plathier, Dominique Reymond, Olivier Werner. It is in French but it could be a really good exercise if you read the play in English first and then see it in French. It’s a great way to improve your language skills ! Also the actors’ pronunciation is so impeccable that it will make it easier for you to understand each word. The vocabulary is not overly difficult either.

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Plot : Amanda Wingfield, haunted by her lost youth, lives with her two grown-up children Tom and Laura, whom she harasses « for their own good ». Mixing up sex and survival, making up dodgy marriage plans in order to fix their financial problems and the lack of attention they all suffered from, Amanda orchestrates the tragedy… Tennessee Williams unfolds his play through Tom’s memory, who is forever haunted by this tragic story. Daniel Jeanneteau sees the play as a journey into a sick conscience, between anguish and laughter.

Where : La Colline is situated in the heart of Paris, in the east part of the capital, 15min away from Châtelet centre and 20min from Gare du Nord.

La Colline – Théâtre national
15 rue Malte-Brun
75020 Paris
Metro : Gambetta

When : From March 31st to April 28th
From Wednesday to Saturday at 8 :30, Tuesday 7 :30 and Sunday 3 :30

How to book tickets :

  • By phone : +33 (0)1 44 62 52 52
  • At the desks : Mon-Sat 11am to 6.30pm (except thursday 1.30pm to 6.30pm) and Sun 2pm to 4pm (on performance days), and until start time on the day of performance
  • On the website online booking 
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