Glengarry Glen Ross

September 13 – October 6, 2019

 
Glengarry Glen Ross
 

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays

Mackey Theater
 
 

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Featuring venerable character actor Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny, The Muppet Movie, Finding Nemo), Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner & 2005 Tony Award ® Winner for Revival Play stands strong today, where capitalism is a battle of toxic masculinity you suit up for every day, while imbibing a Red Bull with a side of comic bluster.

Creative Team

  • Written by David Mamet

  • Directed by William Roudebush

  • Featuring Austin Pendleton

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" contains an extraordinary amount of profanity used by these characters. It could definitely be rated "R for explicit language.” Please be forewarned! This show is not suitable for children, or anyone squeamish about “bad” language.

’Glengarry’ was built for speed. Much of the beauty of this play comes from its revved-up rhythms
— The New York Times

Auditions

On Monday July 15th and Tuesday July 16th beginning at 5PM

Director William Roudebush (Beck Center's "Equus" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest") is seeking six men to join Broadway, Television and Film star Austin Pendleton for this sensational drama. Pendleton plays Shelly "The Machine" Levene. The rest of the cast is as follows:

  • Richard "Ricky" Roma: The most successful salesman in the office. Although Roma seems to think of himself as a latter-day cowboy and regards his ability to make a sale as a sign of his virility, he admits only to himself that it is all luck. He is ruthless, dishonest and immoral, but succeeds because he has a talent for figuring out a client's weaknesses and crafting a pitch that will exploit those weaknesses. He is a smooth talker and often speaks in grand, poetic soliloquies.

  • James Lingk: A timid, middle-aged man who becomes Roma's latest client. Lingk is easily manipulated and finds Roma highly charismatic. Upon consulting his wife, he becomes desperate to regain the money that Roma has closed on him.

  • John Williamson: The office manager. The salesmen need him because he hands out the sales leads but Williamson does not like how they treat him, especially Levene, who berates him for the unpromising leads Levene always seems to get.

  • George Aaronow: An aging salesman with low self-esteem who, lacking hope and confidence, is not without conscience. His frustration begins to boil up when the office is robbed, and he worries about being convicted based upon Detective Baylen's interrogation. Ironically, he and Roma end up the remaining two salesmen for the firm after Shelley is found out, and gives up Moss as his co-conspirator.

  • Dave Moss: A big-mouthed salesman with big dreams and schemes. Moss resents Williamson and agency owners Mitch and Murray for putting such pressure on him and plans to strike back at them by stealing all their best sales leads and selling them to a competitor. Moss sees Aaronow as a potential accomplice, but eventually convinces Levene to work with him in selling the leads to Jerry Graff, a local competitor. During his final rant against Roma, his indignation reveals that his jealousy extends towards even his fellow salesmen, and he decides to go to Wisconsin to avoid further questioning.

  • Baylen: A police detective. He appears in the final act to investigate the office break-in and interrogate each cast member behind closed doors.

All of these men are between 35 and 60. Auditioners will be seen individually and BY APPOINTMENT only.

Please call 216-521-2540 x10 to sign up. Auditioning actors should ideally prepare a single monologue not to exceed 2 minutes in length. For anyone unable to prepare a memorized piece, there will be a few brief cuttings from the show available for cold readings.

At least one AEA contract will be available, and possibly two. All non AEA actors are paid a stipend for their participation. EMC (Equity Members Candidacy) points ARE available with this production.

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS runs on Beck Center's Main Stage from Sept. 13th thru Oct. 6th, and plays Fri/Sat evenings at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. There is an additional performance on Thursday, Oct. 3rd at 8PM.

Rehearsals will begin in mid August.

Call 216-521-2540 x10 for your appointment. If you have any additional questions, please email Artistic Director Scott Spence at scottdavidspence@gmail.com