Bozeman Daily CHRONICLE
September 25, 2015
Mamet masterpiece 'Glengarry Glen Ross' opens Sept. 25
Bozeman Actors Theatre presents David Mamet’s award-winning masterpiece “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Sept. 25 through Oct. 4 at the Ellen Theatre. Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for drama, “Glengarry Glen Ross” is a biting, fast paced comedy-drama about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen in Chicago trying to grind out a living as they scramble for their share of the American Dream.
The salesmen resort to tactics such as bribery and theft in an attempt to win an office sales contest. The winner will be rewarded with a new car and the sellers on the bottom will be fired.
“Glengarry Glen Ross,” which is named after properties within the play, is based on Mamet’s experience working in a similar office. A celebrated 1993 film version starred Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino, and the play saw two Broadway revivals within the past decade.
One of the most prolific and influential playwrights of the late 20th century, Mamet’s work is famous for its lean, gritty and often profane language possessed of such a singular rhythm that his dialogue has been dubbed “Mamet speak.” Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has listed Mamet as one of the key inspirations of his own style of dialogue, derivative of Mamet’s mastery of what has been called “poetry of the profane.”
Directed by Cara Wilder, the ensemble cast features Gordon Carpenter, Richard Dunbar, Daniel Erickson, Colter Langan, Tom Morris, Mark Richard and Francis Wendt.
Performances are Friday through Sunday, Sept. 25 through 27, and Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1 through 4, with evening curtain at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Advanced tickets are $15-19 (plus fees) at www.theellentheatre.com or by calling the Ellen Theatre box office at (406) 585-5885.
This production is suitable for mature audiences only. For more information, visit www.bozemanactorstheatre.org or call (406) 580-0374.