- "Glengarry Glen Ross" at the Bradley Playhouse
- Sep 5, 2010 2:00 pm h
- Theatre of Northeastern CT at Bradley Playhouse - Putnam
The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut at the Bradley Playhouse is proud to present the “Off-Bradley” production of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross.
Performances are September 3 and 4 at 8:00 pm and September 5 at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $10.00. This production is not part of the regular Bradley season, so season and flex passes can not be used. The play contains strong language and is suitable for mature audiences.
“Off-Bradley” productions generally happen when a group of actors decide they would like to do a show that’s different than the main season offerings. The plays may be a bit controversial or more adult in content. They make you think. Often the roles are challenging for the actors and help them grow in their craft – a reason why they generally attract our best actors. In addition, these performances help raise money for the Bradley, something the theatre needs in these tough economic times.
Glengarry Glen Ross, a look at wheeling and dealing in the real estate business, is a depiction of men whose lives and values are twisted by a world in which they must lie, cheat and even steal in order to survive. Some critics have said that for all its use of “four letter words” (which is somewhat of a Mamet trademark), Glengarry Glen Ross is actually a morality play.
David Mamet was born in 1947 and discovered his passion for theater in college. He trained as an actor, than worked at several unglamorous jobs, including one as office manager at a real estate office. He later taught acting at Marlboro College and Goddard College in Vermont and turned to playwriting. American Buffalo opened on Broadway in 1977 and Glengarry Glen Ross in 1984 when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 2005, Glengarry Glen Ross returned to Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Revival. Liev Schreiber got the Tony for Best Featured Actor in a cast that included Alan Alda and Jeffrey Tambor. In 1992, Glengarry Glen Ross was made into a movie which starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris and Alan Arkin.
The TNECT production of Glengarry Glen Ross features William Corriveau (who also directs) as Richard Roma, Derek Corriveau as Dave Moss and Real Carpentier as Shelly Levene. George Aronow is played by Paul Neuhardt, Derek Broszeit appears as John Williamson, Corey Beaudette is James Lingk and Vince Chaisson plays Baylen.
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