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What Is the Story of Glengarry Glen Ross?
David Mamet's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross takes place inside a cutthroat Chicago real estate office in 1983. Four salesman are competing to sell worthless properties: The winner gets a new car; the loser is out of a job. The men are so desperate to keep their jobs that they will lie and steal and ruin the lives of others to win. The sales force is made up of the down-on-his-luck veteran Shelly Levene (Al Pacino), the criminal mastermind Robert Moss (John C. McGinley), the unsuspecting George Aaronow (Richard Schiff) and the team's super salesman, slick and conniving Richard Roma (Bobby Cannavale). After their office is robbed, it's up to manager John Williamson (David Harbour) to figure which of his guys did the crime.
What Is Glengarry Glen Ross Like?
Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, this new revival of Glengarry is fast-paced and foul-mouthed. The story of desperate men trying to make a living in tough economic times will surely strike a chord for modern audiences. The show runs about two hours and is packed with TV, film and stage stars giving award-worthy performances. This noteworthy revival features Al Pacino, who starred as Ricky Roma in the Glengarry Glen Ross film adaptation, in the supporting role of Shelly Levine; Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale bringing his signature style to the role of Roma.
Is Glengarry Glen Ross Good for Kids?
Absolutely not. This Mamet piece is known for its flagrant use of profane language.