May 17-20, 24-26 at 7:30 PM
Advanced: $18 | Advanced Senior Citizen: $16 | Advanced Student: $15 | At Door: $20 (all ticket types)
THE GLENGARRY TEAM:
Directed by Gracie Taylor
Assistant Director: Maggie Hall
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
Opening Production of the 2018 Bard Theatre Season! This marks our 2nd season of bringing a play into the fold that exists a bit outside of our standard practice (typically no more than 5 years old, and typically one of the first five productions of the play). As with GREATER TUNA, our addition to the 2017 season, we see in GLENGARRY a play that seems to be more relevant than ever. It's like it is new all over again.
Mr. Mamet's play has been highly decorated with awards over the past 30 years, including the Pulitzer Prize, Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award, & Drama Desk Award.
It's David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, but with a twist: all of the roles have been cast with women.
Say what? Please note, this is NOT an adaptation of any kind. We respect playwrights. We do not change words we do own. They're still Dave Moss, Ricky Roma, and so on...they're just being played by women.
"Over the past couple of years, I have really seen a shift in my thinking," explains Bard Theatre Artistic Director Doug Schutte. "Not as concerned with KNOWING, but knowing MORE. Not worried about being right, but being more informed. Not needing answers so much as better and better questions. That's what this project has been for me and our team. We did not come to the project with a statement we wanted to make. We came to the project because we wanted to explore how the hypermasculine language of the play, or the 1980s sales world, worked--and didn't work--when women were speaking the words...and not as an adapted female character. Not as Denise Moss, and Rachel Roma. But as these men. How will that experience unfold for the audience member? How will the actor find an honest performance, or is such a conceit no less honest than any other acting method? So basically, we are exploring relevant issues within a play that is gripping, touching, and absolutely hilarious. We think that will make for one awesome night of theatre."