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Glengarry Glen Ross

This 1984 award winner for Chicago playwright David Mamet is a dire tale about the fallacy of greed in a sales office where grown men jostle like children for supremacy. But this time the ride has more ups, downs, bumps and loop-the-loops than perhaps ever before. Ryushin Ensemble have crafted a cleverly designed and engrossing slice of reality that hates, smells and sweats just about as much as the corporate Jungle it critiques. In true pageant/environmental theatre style, the audience is whisked from billiard room to bar to upstairs office, and given a fly-on-the-wall view of the wranglings of five amoral salesmen and their macho-driven game playing. Justin Moore's portrayal of the whippet-like and conniving office manager is simply first-class. Director Paul Peers and the company have staged a real little gem.
Don't miss it.

by Martin Cray

Rip It Up Magazine
Issue 564