FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Umbrella presents GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The Umbrella presents GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
Concord, MA (January 2018) - The Umbrella invites community members to the opening of their first performance of 2018, David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, directed by Nancy Curran Willis. Performances will be held at The Umbrella Annex, located at 57 ORNAC in Concord, MA, starting January 19 and running through February 4. Tickets at theumbrellaarts.org.
This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Revived on Broadway in 2005 and 2012, this masterpiece of American drama also became a celebrated film which starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin and Alan Arkin.
The Umbrella's Director of Performing Arts, Brian Boruta says, "This is perhaps one of Mamet’s best pieces, and after the success of OLEANNA a couple seasons ago, we were excited for the opportunity to present his work once again. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS also offers us a bit of dark comedy to spice up the season, in which new relevance may be found given our current time and place. As our fifth collaboration with Nancy Curran Willis, this is sure to be a highlight of the season."
Director Nancy Curran Willis comments, "Mamet's play is a scathing attack on American business practices. Characters attempt to steal from, cheat, or trick others to achieve their own success. The sales office serves as a microcosm of capitalist culture: as the top man gets a Cadillac and the bottom man gets fired. This sets up a work environment where men must not only work for their own success, they also actively engineer their coworker's failure. The top salesman on the board is entitled to the best leads. Success, then, is rewarded with further opportunity for success; while failure is punished with the guarantee of further failure. The system is brutal and compassion less. At a time when the American Dream is under fierce debate, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is a searing commentary on society that remains strikingly relevant in the modern day."
The Umbrella will wrap up their 2017/2018 Season with Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, running March 12-April 8, 2018 , and Alfred Uhry's PARADE, running May 4-20, 2018.