Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning play hits the Greensboro stage Feb. 8 for two weekends.
All performances will be at the Stephen D Hyers Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center
Presented by Off The Beaten Path Productions, Glengarry Glen Ross follows a group of small-time, cutthroat Chicago real estate salesmen as they vie for leads to sell undesirable resort property to unwitting customers. As the men grow increasingly desperate to win the company contest for largest number of sales, they employ various unethical and illegal practices in order to get ahead. It is only a matter of time before their behavior catches up with them; a detective is called in and the truth starts to emerge.
Mamet based this dynamic look into the ruthless world of real estate on his own experience of working in a similar office.
Glengarry Glen Ross originally opened at the John Golden Theatre in 1984 winning the 1983 Best New Play Award, the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 1984 New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Best American Play. It returned Broadway in 2005, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, and again in 2012 starring Al Pacino. Pacino also starred in the 1992 film.
Michael Kamtman, Associate Professor at Wake Forest University is directing this production. The New York Times called Glengarry Glen Ross “ … sharp, fast-paced, and witty. With crackling tension […] ferocious comedy and drama.”
All performances will be at the Stephen D Hyers Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, 200 N Davie Street. Performance dates are February 8, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM, and February 11 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available at www.GGGR.brownpapertickets.com , by calling 336-854-1714 M-F (12pm-5pm), or at the door. Ticket prices range from $18 to $20, with a “Pay What You Can” performance on February 11 at 2:00 PM. (Glengarry contains strong language and mature themes)
Off The Beaten Path Productions is a member of the NC Triad Theatre League. OTBP most recently produced Circle Mirror Transformation and American Buffalo. A volunteer-based theatrical arts organization, OTBP strives to bring interesting, thought-provoking productions to the Piedmont.