SEPTEMBER 16, 2008: THIS IS A DRAFT, DO NOT RUN————————

What a shame Shattered Globe Theatre couldn’t have run The Glass Menagerie and Suddenly Last Summer in repertory. The two Tennessee Williams dramas are two sides of the same thematic coin: Williams’s guilt over his sister Rose’s lobotomy, of leaving her in the clutches of their misguided, overprotective mother. Both plays revolve around an emotional triangle between a domineering southern mother, a sensitive poet son whose absence drives the story, and a psychologically fragile young woman. One is dreamlike, the other a gothic nightmare.