SIS Company’s new production of “The Glass Menagerie” by the U.S. playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-83) looks like a marriage made in theatrical heaven between one of Williams’ masterpieces and an impressive cast.

In the central role of this loosely autobiographical drama centered on a family who’ve lost some social stature is popular actor Eita (who is professionally known by just his first name). He plays Tom Wingfield, a reluctant clerk with aspirations to be a poet. Opposite him, in the role of Tom’s older, disabled sister Laura, is Eri Fukatsu. Laura is withdrawn from reality and absorbed in her collection of glass animals. Fukatsu won the best actress award at the Montreal International Film Festival in 2010 for her portrayal of the ill-fated heroine in Shuichi Yoshida’s “Akunin (Villain),” which was directed by Lee Sang Il.

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