FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A CHICK & A DUDE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS DAVID MAMET'S PULITZER
PRIZE-WINNING GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- A Chick & A Dude Productions presents David Mamet's
Glengarry Glen Ross--a hard-hitting portrayal of cutthroat office
politics--through sharp dialogue and strong social commentary. The 1984
Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, Glengarry Glen Ross, will be
performed at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd Street. The play runs
Thursdays-Saturdays, February 23-March 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are
"sliding scale": Thursdays $10-20, Fridays-Saturdays $15-25. For
tickets/reservations, visit www.achickandadude.com, call (512)
921-4264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The show is directed by
Melissa Livingston-Weaver (2003 B. Iden Payne winner for Best Director
of a Drama and 2011 B. Iden Payne nominee for Best Director of a
A dark dramatic comedy, Glengarry follows the lives of four smalltime,
cutthroat real estate salesmen grinding out a living by pushing
overpriced, undesirable plots of land on reluctant buyers in a
never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Company
big wigs Mitch and Murray declare a month-long 'sales contest'. The
top salesman wins a new Cadillac and the bottom two men lose it
all--egos, money and their jobs. The four salesmen sweet-talk, plan,
and scheme for the perfect client and the hot 'Glengarry' leads, which
Mitch and Murray make clear are for 'closers' only. How far will the
four go to get to the leads in order to schedule a 'sit' at the
perfect victim's residence?
Glengarry is partly informed by the playwright's experiences working
in a male-dominated Chicago real estate office in the late 1960s and
contains the playwright's trademark staccato and rough language. Many
prestigious awards and a 1992 film adaptation by Mamet solidified
Glengarry's place as one of the great masterpieces of 20th century
drama. Many feel Glengarry is Mamet at his best--writing with brute
force--and may be more pertinent now as when it originally opened.
B. Iden Payne award nominee Tom Green plays Shelly "The Machine"
Levene, an older, once thriving salesman who has fallen on difficult
times. Top salesman Ricky Roma is played by Shanon Weaver, a 2005
FringeNYC(tm) Overall Excellence Award winner and 2003 B. Iden Payne
Award winner. Aaron Black portrays George Aaronow, who lacks
confidence in his sales skills. Robert L. Berry appears as John
Williamson, the office manager, who the salesmen hate but need. Robert
Deike plays Dave Moss, an angry loud mouth, and Christopher Loveless
portrays James Lingk, a timid man who becomes Roma's client. Baylen,
played by Shawn Ferrell, is a police officer investigating an office
break-in that the drives the plot.
About A Chick & A Dude Productions
Founded in 2001, A Chick & A Dude productions, an Austin theatre
company, aims to continue 'Keeping Austin Weird by Keeping Austin
Thinking.' The 'chick' is Co-Artistic Director Melissa
Livingston-Weaver, whose work has been described by NYTheatre.com as
doing "...a fine job of creating tight and crisp scenes." The 'dude'
is Shanon Weaver, Co-Artistic Director and Resident Playwright.
Company members include Technical Director Shawn Ferrell, Graphic
Designer Dan Price, Marketing Communications Director Heather Levy,
Production Manager Katy Billik and Artistic Associate T. Lynn Mikeska.
For more information, visit www.achickandadude.com.
This production contains very mature themes and strong language.