A master work of modern theatre about greed, desperation and ruthless ambition, as Black Swan presents the internationally acclaimed and the subject of a critically admired film, Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning story of salesmen struggling to stay afloat in the cut-throat world of Chicago real estate is not to be missed.
Equal parts snappy dialogue, black humour and verbal abuse, Glengarry Glen Ross follows four real estate agents presented with a dilemma: sell undesirable property to unwilling buyers or find a new job.
Ricky Roma is the smooth talker, Shelly “The Machine” Levene is on a bad run, George Aaronow suffers from low self-esteem and Dave Moss is the bigmouth with dreams and schemes. With the office manager, John Williamson, selling prime leads for cash, the four men go to any lengths – including bribery, threats and burglary – to close the deal.
David Mamet won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross. He is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter and film director, and has written a number of iconic plays including Boston Marriage, American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, and Edmond.
As a screenwriter, he wrote two classic satires – State and Main about Hollywood and Wag the Dog about politics – but his main body of work concentrates on the male worlds of hardboiled criminals, confidence men and cops with films such as The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict and House of Games.
“Mamet’s study of competitive capitalism has scarcely dated in our frenziedly consumerist society.” – The Guardian
Director: Kate Cherry Featuring: Luke Hewitt, Will O‘Mahony, Ben Mortley, Peter Rowsthorn, Kenneth Ranson, Steve Turner, Damian Walshe-Howling Set & Costume Designer: Richard Roberts Associate Designer: Patrick Howe Lighting Designer: Jon Buswell Sound Design/Composer: Ben Collins
Glengarry Glen Ross
Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre of WA, William Street, Perth
Season: 23 May – 14 June 2015
Bookings: 1300 795 012 or online at: www.ticketek.com.au
For more information, visit: www.bsstc.com.au for details.
Image: Peter Rowsthorn, Damian Walshe-Howling and Will O’Mahony feature in Glengarry Glen Ross – photo by Robert Frith