Glengarry Glen Ross


Written by David Mamet

Performed September 2000

Gentlemen, this is the sales competition. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS FLYER
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.


BACKGROUND

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.


VENUES

  • 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

CREDITS

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


REVIEWS

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.


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