Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

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  • Heath Ledger Theatre

About the Play

A master work of modern theatre about greed, desperation and ruthless ambition.

Internationally acclaimed and the subject of a critically admired film, 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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY (1983)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA (1984)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TONY AWARD FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY (2005)

Cast & Creatives

Cast Includes: Luke Hewitt, Ben Mortley, Will O‘Mahony, Kenneth Ransom, Peter Rowsthorn, Steve Turner and Damian Walshe-Howling

Directed by Kate Cherry.

Designers: Set & Costume Designer Richard Roberts, Associate Designer Patrick Howe, Lighting Designer Jon Buswell, Sound Designer/Composer Ben Collins.

Reviews

"Cherry’s vigorous, uncomplicated staging, supported by a talented, finely balanced cast, does justice to it in this impressive production." The West Australian

"Black Swan have acquired an excellent cast and crew for this latest production, and they have brought David Mamet's play to life with vibrancy and vigour." Perth Walkabout

"Brilliant play. Gritty. Great cast. Awesome set!" Mark, patron

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