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Publisher's Summary

A group of low-ranking real-estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company's wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels.
A 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

Joe Mantegna as Ricky Roma
Gordon Clapp as David Moss
Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Detective Baylen
Richard Dreyfuss as Shelly Levine
John Getz as James Lingk
Richard Schiff as George Aaronow
Josh Stamberg as John Williamson
Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.
©1984 David Mamet (P)2013 L.A. Theatre Works
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Critic Reviews

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS David MametRead by Joe Mantegna, Gordon Clapp, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Richard Dreyfuss, John Getz, Richard Schiff, Josh StambergThis wonderful full-cast rendering of Mamet's 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play loses little in the staged recording. The gathering of vocal luminaries brings passion, poise, and panache to the narrative in a memorable audio performance. The subtle but completely appropriate sound effects are exciting and superbly amplify the angst and drama. There are seven active character voices, and while it's sometimes a bit difficult to keep them all straight, the natural flow of the story helps the listener stay on track with who's doing what to whom in this sometimes funny, sometimes brutally human drama. M.C. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013] Poetry & Drama • 2 hrs. • Audio Program • ©1984
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nothing really matters on 09-24-14

Top notch, dramatic acting in a great story.

This play is beautifully presented. The actors are fabulous. (In my mind I kept hearing Fat Tony from the Simpsons every time Roma speaks, though. "Let us meet and greet this individual.")

I found it a bit challenging to follow some of the twists and turns in the story towards the end. That's not surprising as it is a play and if I had been watching it instead of listening while driving in rush hour traffic, I could have better segregated the characters and their actions in mind.

I did not take off any stars on that score, but may try to locate a copy of the movie just to get things straight in my mind once and for all.

Highly recommended.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Calliope on 09-18-14

powerful performance

I've never seen this play produced, but I have seen the movie so I was prepared for the strong language and palpable anger in the dialogue.......and these performers do a wonderful job. The anger and fear is almost palpable among the salesmen of a real estate development as they struggle to sell properties to feed their families and rank higher than their coworkers on the sales board each month, so they can get better sales leads the next month to try and hustle to earn enough to feed their families again.

If you've never listened to a live performance it might take a bit to get used to the sounds of the audience applauding, for instance, but it's worth it to hear this great script and great performers.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Doug on 01-23-18


I listened to this performance as part of a course studying dramatic writing. It's an excellent piece of writing for any student of the craft and the performance was well done.

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