El zoo de vidre

By Tennessee Williams, directed by Martina Cabanas

From 04.17.2024 to 05.19.2024
1h 40min

El zoo de vidre (The Glass Menagerie) is a perfect play to initiate scenic investigations, works that reveal the seams of their creation. This is what we are looking for with director Martina Cabanas: the aim is to explain the story with rehearsal aesthetics and allow the interpretive power of four young actors and actresses to strike us with the harshness and humanity of the drama we will be experiencing together.


The Glass Menagerie portrays an American family grappling with the aftermath of the Great Crash (1929), as they navigate the divide between aspirations for the future and the harsh realities they face. In the modest Wingfield flat, Amanda strives to secure a brighter future for her two children, Tom and Laura, while she contends with the bitterness of having been abandoned by her husband.

Tom, who also serves as the story's narrator, is a young poet toiling away in a warehouse to support the family, yearning for adventure and liberation from his mother's stifling protectiveness. Laura, the younger sister, is a timid and introverted girl, who finds solace in her collection of delicate glass figurines. Her physical disability becomes a significant obstacle in her attempts to engage with the outside world and to give way to her romantic illusions. The family's journey takes a dramatic turn when Amanda resolves to find a suitor for Laura, determined to shield her children from the hardships she herself has endured.

Artistic team

Tennessee Williams
Direction and Drama 
Martina Cabanas

David Anguera
Laura Conejero
Clara Moraleda
Roger Torns

Assistant Director
Núria Orellana
Set Design, Costume, Sound, Lighting
The company with the teams from La Perla 29
Stage Managers
Pol Quintana and Judit Vidal
Technical Operations
Maria Vaillo
Audience Services
Eva Cartañà and Núria Ubiergo
Intern Technicians from ESTAE
Anton Condal and Mei Ventura
Bito Cels and Núria Gámiz
Poster Design
Pau Masaló
Promotional Video
David Andreu

A production of La Perla 29

Galeria imatges secundària (slide)
Direction notes

When Oriol Broggi asked me what I thought of the glass zoo, I had to be honest with him: I had read it for more than twenty years and more than ten years that I had seen a wonderfully free version at a theater in Buenos Aires... So I remembered very little of it, the image of a lame girl living in a glassy window. When I came home, I looked for her in my library, and in the years, I read another work. The work of a mother, Amanda, who drowns her children so much that she loves them, and a boy who can't do so, that thirst for freedom pushes her forward. The work of four good people who get hurt... I went to see Oriol and told her that I was excited, that I didn't think it would have cost the work the time, on the contrary, how many families, how many people live alone and surrounded, they in the middle of that greyness, without understanding, without the possibility of redemption, hopelessness, but also tenderness... So, Oriol, seeing my illusion and, not to say, my mental cocoa, gave me the best gift in the world. He proposed directing it, but not only that, he proposed directing it in the freest way, almost as if it were a rehearsal, a workshop, not an end, fail, play and experience, you will have time for success! I imagine in the days that we are running to find an artist with a company that encourages the hiring of another, almost unknown, and proposes that he play and make mistakes is not the most common. But this isn't a common place, The Library is a very unique space, and I hope our Zoo, it's a spectacular failure or a success, too.

Martina Cabanas Collell



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