The Glass Menagerie debuted on Broadway in 1945 and won the New York Drama Critics Circle award.

The Glass Menagerie debuted on Broadway in 1945 and won the New York Drama Critics Circle award.

Glass Menagerie at theatre in country

The play runs from Jan. 22 to 24 at 7 p.m. at 9975 - 272 St. in Maple Ridge.

So much of a story comes from its tone. For Reg Parks and the members of Theatre in the Country, their latest work strikes the right note with one of the most critically acclaimed titles.

Tennessee Williams described his classic play, The Glass Menagerie, as an intimate memory play, pulled from the reflections of the narrator, Tom Winfield. As a poet, the lead character, Tom tolls in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura.

The semi-autobiography play by Williams catapulted to fame as one of America’s great playwrights. The Glass Menagerie debuted on Broadway in 1945 and won the New York Drama Critics Circle award.

The play runs from Jan. 22 to 24 at 7 p.m. at Theatre in the Country Dinner Theatre, 9975 – 272 St. in Maple Ridge. There is also a 1 p.m. slot.

“The acting is incredibly strong, and the venue only helps to draw the audience in,” Parks said.

• For tickets  you can call 604-259-9737 or visit www.theatreinthecountry.com.