Smart Reads: Sandwiches, Sandwiches, and More Sandwiches

This week in our roundup we’ve got sandwiches, feminism, and a whole lot of glass menageries. Read on:

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Sandwich

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Smart Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE

(A version of this review was published on playstosee.com, a theater criticism website based in the UK.)

The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre

The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre

John Tiffany is a magician. His powers of enchantment as a theater director can leave an audience spellbound. He can conjure thoughts, ideas, even people, out of thin air. His sleight-of-hand can make you think you’re revisiting a Tennessee Williams play you know better than all those other high school drama assignments. And then with a slight flourish, he takes your breath away.

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Smart Pick of the Day: The Glass Menagerie

Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and Celia Keenan-Bolger

Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and Celia Keenan-Bolger

If you’re in New York at any point in the next seventeen weeks, you really shouldn’t miss The Glass Menagerie. It puts all other recent Broadway revivals of American classics to shame. Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith are all superb of course, but the real star is director John Tiffany, who knows exactly which notes to play to break your heartstrings. I’ll have a proper rave written up somewhere sometime soon – this production deserves it.