The Edge Theatre Company begins its 2012 season with David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS now through February 19. In David Mamet’s darkly comic and profane 1984 Pulitzer-winner, four corrupt real-estate salesmen struggle to win a cutthroat sales contest. Lies, blackmail, burglary, double-cross and desperation are the reality behind the snappy suits and brittle confidence of these veteran hucksters. The play draws partly on Mamet's experiences in a Chicago real estate office, where he worked briefly in the late 1960s. The title of the play comes from the names of two of the real estate developments being peddled by the salesmen characters, Glengarry Highlands and Glen Ross Farms.
Directed by Robert Kramer, the cast includes Paul Page (Levene), Rick Yaconis (Roma), James O’Hagan Murphy* (Williamson), Verl Hite (Aaronow), Richard Cowden (Moss), Michael Ingram (Lingk) and Ryan Goold (Baylen). *Cast member James O’Hagan Murphy is a Denver Post Ovation Award nominee for Best Year for an Actor.
David Mamet is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company; he gained acclaim for his plays Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, and Oleanna. He has helmed (as well as written) such motion pictures as House of Games, Things Change, and The Spanish Prisoner ; he has also written the screenplays for The Verdict, The Untouchables, The Edge, Wag the Dog, and Lansky, among others.
The Edge Theatre Company presents GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS playing now through February 19 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 pm. For tickets or more information, contact the box office by calling 303-232-0363 or online at www.theedgetheatre.com.
The Edge Theatre Company Executive and Artistic Director Rick Yaconis is committed to producing high quality theatre productions and other special entertainment events such as staged readings of new works. The Edge Theatre Company received a 2011 Marlowe Award for its production of Some Girl(s). The Edge Theatre is located at 9797 W. Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, CO.
PHOTO CREDIT: Rachel Graham
The Cast of Glengarry Glen Ross
Rick Yaconis and Paul Page
(L-R): Verl Hite, Michael Ingram, Rick Yaconis (at window) looking in L-R: Paul Page and Ryan Goold