Amanda Wingfield – The Glass Menagerie

The Modern Theater

Come here Laura and make a wish on the Moon. A little silver slipper of a Moon. Look over your left shoulder, Laura, and make a wish! Now! Now, darling , wish!  – Amanda Wingfield

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Marianne McLaughlin –

The reason this line always resonates for me is because Williams uses the Moon as a symbol of hope. Amanda has to believe the universe is full of possibilities. It’s what helps her endure. The moon is just one of many symbols of survival Tennessee uses in The Glass Menagerie.

For more information on The Glass Menagerie or any of our shows in the 2014-15 season, click on The Modern’s website.

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