A group of desperate real estate salesmen are sharpening their knives as they prepare to sell some questionable properties really fast.
Join the Pennington Players as they present David Mamet’s modern classic, Glengarry Glen Ross, at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times are Fridays, May 25 and June 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 26 and June 2 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 27 and June 3 at 2 p.m.
In the cutthroat world of Chicago real estate, a band of dodgy salesmen are prepared to use all means necessary, legal or otherwise, to sell undesirable properties to unwitting prospective buyers. Over the course of two intense days, they employ flattery, lies, bribes, threats, intimidation and even burglary in an attempt to get the job done. The plot is based on work experiences from Mamet’s past — before he became a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in London in 1983. It opened on Broadway in 1984, where it ran for 378 performances and was nominated for four Tony awards. A 1992 film version included actors Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino and Ed Harris.
The Pennington Players’ ensemble cast features Daniel Gleason of Yardley as Lyngk; Gina Hermans of Lawrenceville as Baylen; Brian Jason Kelly of Doylestown as Roma; Rick Purcell of Jamesburg as Levene; Andrew Timmes of Princeton as Williamson; Mark Violi of Hamilton as Moss; and Sheldon Bruce Zeff of Newtownas Aaronow.
The production team includes Director Kyrus Keenan Westcott, Producer/Stage Manager Vicki Kaiser, Assistant Stage Manager Lili Timmes, Scenic Designer Kate Pinner, Lighting Designer Kat Ross Kline, Costume Designer Sally Page Sohor, and Sound Designer Evan Paine. Photos are by KyrusKeenan Photography.
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on May 25.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $14 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater.