Performed September 2000
Gentlemen, this is the sales competition.
First prize, a cadillac.
Second prize, a set of steak knives.
Third prize: you’re fired.
Mamet’s searing drama revolves around the high pressure lives of real estate salesmen, struggling to cope with their job and their personal lives under the threat of their latest sales competition
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Glengarry Glen Ross exposes a world where targets have to be met, and conflict, desperation and betrayal are a way of life.
Glengarry Glen Ross was first presented in the Cottesloe auditorium of the National Theatre, London, on 21 September 1983.
The US premiere of the play took place at the Goodman Theater of the Arts Institute of Chicago in a Chicago Theater Groups Inc. production on 6 February 1984. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1984.
The film adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross was produced in 1992, starring Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, and Jack Lemmon.
- The Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, 28 – 30th September
- Cumbernauld Theatre, Thursday 5th October, East Kilbride Arts Centre, 6th – 7th October, Paisley Arts Centre, Thursday 12th October
- MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 14th October
Writer David Mamet | Director Douglas Brice | Stage Manager Deborah Cannon-Carmichael | Asst Stage Manager Abigail Gemmell | Lighting/Sound Bruce Downie | Set Design Shaun McLaren | Set Construction Shaun McLaren, David Hardy | Programme Thomas Gemmell | Poster/Artwork Irwin Stuart Design
Williamson Peter Lamb | Levene Ian Aldred | Aaronow Jack Hodes | Moss Mark Coleman | Roma Alan Bryant | Lingk Thomas Gemmell | Baylen the Detective Marc MacGregor
Scotland on Sunday : Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1984, and Theatre Fusion’s accomplished presentation leaves us in little doubt as to why.…
Douglas Brice’s simple, tightly faithful production focuses on the play’s potent mixture of greed, claustrophobia and humiliation. Alan Bryant’s lewd, avaricious Richard Roma and Ian Aldred’s growlingly desperate Shelly Levene are outstanding.
Metro : TheatreFusion’s actors grip Mamet’s tight and territorial dialogue by the throat and deliver solid, believable performances…
Ian Aldred as the ageing, desperate Shelly Levene… Alan Bryant’s fine work as the amoral and testosterone-poisoned Richard Roma; Jack Hodes’ hilarious turn as the nervy Aaronow and Mark Coleman’s cynical Moss losing the plot and his dignity.
Director Douglas Brice takes no liberties… and manages to deliver a fast-moving and very enjoyable production.