Auditions announced for "Glengarry Glen Ross" in January

David Mamet' play will run at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in March

Open auditions for David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross  will be held on January 24 and 26, 2011 from 6:30pm–9:00pm at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Rte. 28 in Cotuit.  Director Daniel Fontneau seeks a cast of 7 male actors.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Perusal scripts are available at the arts center and character descriptions may be viewed online at www.ArtsOnTheCape.com.   Performance dates are scheduled for March 26-April  16, 2011.  For more information please call 508-428-0669 or email [email protected].

Available roles are as follows:

  • Richard Roma- Ruthless, dishonest, and immoral, he is the best salesman in the office.  A smooth talker who often speaks in grand, poetic soliloquies.
  • Shelley Levene - An older, once-successful salesman, has fallen on hard times and has not closed a big deal in a long time.
  • James Lingk - A timid, middle-aged man, easily manipulated.
  • John Williamson - The office manager and main antagonist.  The salesmen despise Williamson and look down on him, but need him desperately because he’s the one who hands out the sales leads.
  • George Aaronow - An aging salesman with low self-esteem who lacks confidence and hope.  A follower who lacks the ability to stand on his own.
  • Dave Moss - A big-mouthed salesman with big dreams and schemes.
  • Baylen - A police detective. He appears in the final act to investigate the office break-in and interrogate each cast member behind closed doors.

This hard-hitting portrait of cutthroat office politics represents CCftA’s first foray into the world of David Mamet, who is at the absolute zenith of his career with this winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.   They utilize every tool at their disposal from charm to dishonesty to thug-like intimidation. It's a world of hyper-masculinity where being the top-dog means everything.  Glengarry Glen Ross  is considered one of the theater's master works from the latter part of the 20th Century.  This play contains very strong language.

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