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PLAY: “Glengarry Glen Ross”

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

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Daily at 7:30 PM until from June 16, 2011 until June 18, 2011

June 19, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Location: Kirkland Art Center in Clinton

Link: http://www.outcasttheater.com

Event Description

Outcast Theater will presents tour-de-force performances of David Mamet's Pulitizer Prize-winning play, “Glengarry Glen Ross” at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton from June 16 through June 19, 2011.
First presented on stage in the early 1980s and later as a film starring Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” a portrayal of the cut-throat world of selling, is just as poignant decades later. The play is a testament to the cyclically destructive nature of the American capitalist economy; a blistering glimpse into the pursuit of the almighty dollar as a national pastime.

One of contemporary American theater's most jarring tributes to masculinity, “Glengarry Glen Ross” tells the story of four salesmen struggling to compete and survive. Their employers initiate a sales contest whereby the man who brings in the most cash wins a Cadillac, and the two who bring in the least are fired. The men lie, cheat and steal with the ferocity of caged animals in the do-or-die Chicago real estate office. As the good leads are given only to the men at the top of the board, the epitaph rings true: the surest route to success in American business is to be successful already. Any failure increases the chances of further failure. The rules are cruel and unforgiving.
Warning: Strong language.

“Glengarry Glen Ross” is directed by Eileen Tiller-Clanton and stars Thom Capozzella, Jack Cofano, Jim Davall, Wyatt Galusky, Jeff Hartz, Rick Signorelli and Alex Trinca. It will be performed at the Kirkland Art Center from Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, June 19 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $14 adults; $12 students/seniors and can be purchased at the door or at www.outcasttheater.com.

Outcast Theater was founded in Munich, Germany in 1996 and has performed over a dozen live shows in venues around Europe. Outcast now offers U.S. audiences more opportunities to see first-rate, contemporary theater. “Glengarry Glen Ross” is Outcast's fourth local production.

For more information, go to www.outcasttheater.com
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