|The City Theatre Company
|3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722 512-524-2870 firstname.lastname@example.org
|The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
|David Mamet’s scorching masterpiece of big money schemes.
Enter the cut-throat world of real estate where it’s all about closing the
big deal as City Theatre begins the 11th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning
modern classic Glengarry Glen Ross. In a time of constant doubt about financial
security, and at a crucial moment of government transition, David Mamet’s
stage play has never been more relevant.
Directed by guest director Karen Sneed and featuring
Jonathan Pollei, Kevin Smith, Steve Shearer, David Wolff,
Reynolds Washam, Kirk Miller, and Dave Westenbarger.
Get caught up in the action as a group of ruthless salesmen lie, cheat, and connive to
move up in the world of sales. The rock-and-roll rhythm and sizzling language of this
play provides an up-close and personal lesson in the struggle to survive in a business
world where the only goal is the top prize.
Lie. Cheat. Steal…all in a day’s work.
Glengarry Glen Ross is a mix of biting humor and emotional fury where real estate
salesmen vie for the top sales prize in a savage contest of deception and betrayal.
Roma is in the lead for the monthly sales award - a new Cadillac - while former top
salesman Shelly Levene is riding a streak of bad luck. They rely on Williamson to give
them hot leads, but he ruthlessly pits the veteran salesmen against each other. As the
cruel battle of wit ensues, the play offers a hard-hitting, darkly comic story of betrayal
and a still-relevant analysis of our shifting American values. Filled with shocking twists
and turns, this cold-blooded drama is guaranteed to keep audiences breathless and on
the edge of their seats. The play won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received
four Tony Awards that year. It’s a must-see American stage play!
Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance. - David Mamet
David Mamet as playwright, screen writer, and director has made him one of the most
influential storytellers in the world. His works for theatre include Sexual Perversity in
Chicago (filmed as "About Last Night"), American Buffalo (later filmed with Dustin
Hoffman and Dennis Franz), Edmond, Speed-the-Plow, Oleanna, Boston Marriage,
Faustus and his later plays November and Race. Mamet has received accolades for his
numerous screenplays including the Oscar-nominated The Verdict, The Postman
Always Rings Twice, The Untouchables, We're No Angels, Hoffa, and Wag the Dog. He
dedicated Glengarry Glen Ross to Harold Pinter, who was instrumental in its being first
staged in 1983, and whom Mamet has acknowledged as an influence on its success.
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
October 14 – November 6. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 78722.
General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Tickets 512-524-2870 or email@example.com
|October 14 - November 6