April 25 - May 19, 2013
Directed by Charles Towers
Salesmen in a cutthroat Chicago real estate office are pitted against each other in a brutal zero-sum battle for the best leads. With jobs on the line, each man must decide how far to go to make a sale in this great American comedy.
Please be advised: the characters in Glengarry Glen Ross casually and profusely use extreme profanity throughout the play.
|Scenic Designer.........................||Bill Clarke|
|Costume Designer....................||Deb Newhall|
|Lighting Designer......................||Brian Lilienthal|
DAVID ADKINS (Williamson) MRT: Homestead Crossing, The Seafarer (IRNE nomination), Tranced. Broadway: Next Fall, St. Joan, National Actors Theatre. Off-Broadway: Boy Gets Girl, Manhattan Theater Club; Sabina, Immaculate Misconception: Primary Stages; Agamemnon (with Olympia Dukkakis): Aquila Thatre Company; Transfigures, Woman’s Theatre Project. Regional: Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Westport County Playhouse;. Twelve Angry Men (Juror number 12), George Street Playhouse; Sylvia, Faith Healer, Waiting for Godot, No Wake, The Misanthrope, Hasty Heart (and others), Berkshire Theatre Group ( eighteen seasons); Mandrake Root (Lynn Redgrave), San Jose Rep; Goodman Theater, Kennedy Center, ACT – San Francisco, Huntington Theater Company, Center Stage, Long Wharf, Denver Center Theatre, Barrington Stage, Studio Theater, ACT – Seattle. TV/Film: Without A Trace, Trinity, Chicago Hope, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Blaq Jaw (with Forrest Whitaker), Ben Franklin (PBS), The New York Soaps, The Americans.
JOEL COLODNER (Baylen) MRT: Mrs. Whitney. Broadway: They Knew What They Wanted, A Memory of Two Mondays, The Beggar’s Opera, Measure for Measure. Off Broadway: How I Learned to Drive(Uncle Peck), Do I Hear a Waltz?Regional: Our Town(Stage Manager), Huntington Theatre Company, Threepenny Opera (Macheath), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Streamers(Richie), Comedians, Hamlet(Horatio), Arena Stage; The American Clock, Measure for Measure, Wild Oats, Mark Taper Forum; The Rainmaker (Starbuck), Guthrie Theatre; Da’arlin Juno, Long Wharf; A Christmas Carol(Scrooge), Alliance Theatre; The Seagull (Konstantin), Pittsburgh Public Theatre; Is There Life After High School?, Hartford Stage; Henry IV parts I and II (Henry), The Duchess of Malfi, Actors Shakespeare Project, My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen (Rev Saunders), Lyric Stage Company. TV: L.A. Law, Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Cagney and Lacey, St. Elsewhere, 21 Jump Street, Law and Order, Perry Mason – Case of the Avenging Ace, Mrs. Columbo, Eight is Enough, Highway to Heaven, Another World/Texas. Film: The Kirlian Witness, Arthur – On the Rocks, Who is Julia?, Betrayed by Innocence, Not My Kid, Malice in Wonderland. Education: BA, Cornell University. MFA, Southern Methodist University.
CHARLIE KEVIN (Moss) MRT: Debut. Broadway: Take Me Out (Tour, Dir. Joe Mantello) Off-Broadway: Irish Arts Center, Actors Studio, National Black Theatre of Harlem, Rattlestick. Regional: Mr. Kevin last appeared as Freddie Filmore and multiple voices for the staged radio play of It’s a Wonderful life at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ. Mr. Kevin has also appeared at Dallas Theatre Center; Seattle Rep.; Denver Center; Milwaukee Rep.; The Old Globe; Florida Stage; Dorset Theatre Festival; Portland Stage, American Stage; Playhouse on the Square; Missouri Rep. Television: Law & Order: SVU. One Life to Live, The Sopranos. Film: Outloud, Girder, The Night Brings Charlie
WILL LEBOW (Levene) MRT: Two Jews Walk into a War…, Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: Nocturne (Drama Desk nomination); Oliver Twist, Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: American Repertory Theatre, fifty-five productions including Merchant of Venice, Romance, Full Circle (Elliot Norton Award), Oliver Twist, Romeo and Juliet, No Exit, Three Sisters, The Miser, The Birthday Party, Midsummer Night's Dream, Lysistrata, Marat/Sade, Othello, Animals and Plants, Nocturne, The Doctor's Dilemma, Three Farces and a Funeral, Full Circle, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, The Cripple of Innishman, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Love's Labours Lost. The Rivals, Sonia Flew, Huntington Theatre; Twelfth Night, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Shear Madness. International: Six Characters in Search of an Author, The King Stag, Taiwan Theatre Festival; Moscow Art Theatre. Film: Next Stop Wonderland, What Doesn't Kill You, Second Sight. Television: Stanley, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Narrator: Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Casey At the Bat, A Kennedy Legacy, Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart conducting; Ariadne Auf Naxos, Boston Lyric Opera; Abduction from the Seraglio, Boston Symphony Orchestra.
TODD LICEA (Roma) MRT: Debut. Off-Broadway: Sam's Romance, Actor’s Temple Theatre (Dir. Hillary Spector) Regional: All the Kings Men, Intiman Theatre (Dir. Pam MacKinnon); A Christmas Carol, A Contemporary Theatre (Dir. Kurt Beattie); Dracula, Empty Space Theatre (Dir. Eddie Levi Lee). Television: Amazing Grace (NBC), Bill Nye the Science Guy (PBS). Film: Grassroots (Dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal), Gory Gory Hallelujah (Dir. Susan Corcoran). Education: BFA, California Institute of the Arts Other: Mr. Licea would like to send big thanks to all of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre cast, crew and staff.
JIM ORTLIEB (Aaronow) MRT: Half ‘n Half ‘n Half. Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention, Guys and Dolls, Billy Elliot: The Musical (1st National Tour). Regional: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Steppenwolf Theatre; Candide, The Goodman Theatre; Scapin, American Blues Theatre (Member); Of Thee I Sing (Dir. Charles Repole), Orchestra Hall; M the Murderer, Organic Theatre; Only Kidding (Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee), Wisdom Bridge Theatre; Hughie, Gare St. Lazare Players (Member); Tartuffe, The Mikado, Candide, Weston Playhouse; The Grapes of Wrath (Dir. David Cromer) The Ford's Theatre; Alfred Stieglitz Loves O'Keefe, Ghost Ranch Productions; The Wasps, Getty Villa; The Homecoming, Hughie (Paris, France), Faith Healer, Dark Pony, Translations (West Cork, Ireland), Gare St. Lazare Players. Television: Mr. Ortlieb has been in over 50 television shows including Vegas, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer, CSI, Bones, Six Feet Under, The Shield and Nasedo in Roswell. Film: Contagion (Dir. Steven Soderbergh), Drunkboat, A Mighty Wind (Dir. Christopher Guest), Magnolia (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson), Chain Reaction (Dir. Andrew Davis), Home Alone and Running Scared. Education: Graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University. Other: Mr. Ortlieb also works as a teacher and director.
JEREMIAH WIGGINS (Lingk) MRT: Fabuloso, Art of Sacrifice, Something In The Air. Off-Broadway: Fly, (World Premiere), Crossroads Theatre & Lincoln Center Institute; Avow, Cardinal Group NYC; Good Morning, Bill, The Keen Company; An Experiment With An Air Pump, Manhattan Theatre Club. Regional: In The Next Room or the vibrator play, The Cleveland Play House & The Wilma Theatre; Speed-The-Plow, Shaker Bridge Theatre; An Enemy of the People, Playhouse on Park; Dracula, The Denver Center; The Pavilion, Dorset Theatre Festival; Candida, Berkshire Theatre Festival; The Retreat from Moscow, A Christmas Carol, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; The Elephant Man, Othello, Virginia Stage Company; The Importance of Being Earnest, Tartuffe, Pioneer Theatre; The Winter’s Tale, The Shakespeare Theatre of DC; Elizabeth the Queen, Folger Theatre; Ah, Wilderness, The Invention of Love, The Guthrie Theatre. TV/Film: The Hoax, Hack, Cashmere Mafia, As the World Turns, Gravity, Tough Crown with Colin Quinn, Boardwalk Empire. Education: M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.
DAVID MAMET (Playwright) MRT: Boston Marriage, Speed-The-Plow, Oleanna. David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught at Goddard College, the Yale Drama School and New York University and lectures at New York's Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the plays The Cryptogram, Oleanna, Speed-The-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Sexual Perversity In Chicago. He has also written screenplays for such films as House of Games and the Oscar-nominated The Verdict, as well as The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy, and Wag the Dog. His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.
CHARLES TOWERS (Director/Artistic Director) MRT: MRT’s Artistic Director since 2001, he previously served as Artistic Director of Virginia Stage Company (Norfolk) and Portland Stage Company (Maine) and has been a guest director at theatres across the country. London: Nixon’s Nixon (Russell Lees) West End premiere. New York: Secret Order (Bob Clyman) off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. World Premieres: Beat Generation (Jack Kerouac, staged reading), The Exceptionals (Bob Clyman), The Last Days of Mickey & Jean (Richard Dresser), Real Hush Hush (John Corwin), The Art of Sacrifice (Anthony Clarvoe), and Fallen (Craig Warner) all at MRT; Vernon Early (Horton Foote) at Alabama Shakespeare Festival; The Dead-Eye Boy (Angus MacLachlan) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. American Premieres: My Mother Said I Never Should (Charlotte Keatley), Huntington Theatre Company; The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B and Fairy Tales of New York (both by J. P. Donleavy), Virginia Stage Company. Regional: Notable productions at MRT include Ghost-Writer, Four Places, The Last Days of Mickey & Jean, The Seafarer, A View of the Harbor, Skylight, A Delicate Balance, The Pursuit of Happiness, Secret Order, Dinah Was, Augusta, The Homecoming, The Price, Rounding Third, Boston Marriage, The Drawer Boy, Gun-Shy and Three Days of Rain. Other regional work includes productions of Beckett, Pinter, Mamet, Williams, and Shakespeare at such theatres as The Old Globe, Alley Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Huntington Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Opera: Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at Virginia Opera Company. Other: Mr. Towers has served on the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the National Endowment for the Arts’ Theatre Advisory Panel. He lives in Lowell with his 13-year old son.
BILL CLARKE (Scene Designer) MRT: Ghost-Writer, The Voice of the Turtle, Four Places, The Last Days of Mickey & Jean, The Seafarer, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Skylight, The Four of Us, A Delicate Balance, Secret Order, Dinah Was, Real Hush Hush, Intimate Apparel, The Homecoming, Quartet, The Price, Boston Marriage, Three Songs, Old Wicked Songs, Fallen, Short Haired Grace, Three Days of Rain. Broadway: A Walk in the Woods. Off-Broadway: Lemon Sky, Misalliance, So Help Me God!, The Power of Darkness, Treason, John Ferguson, The Daughter-in-Law, June Moon, Queens Boulevard, You Could be Home Now, The Innocents’ Crusade, The Cherry Orchard, Morocco, and Eccentricities of a Nightingale. Regional: Alley Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Seattle Rep, A.R.T., Huntington Theatre Company, Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Wilma, Cleveland Play House, Studio Arena, Portland Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, among others. International: A Walk in the Woods, Pushkin Theater, Moscow; Lithuanian Academic Drama Theater, Vilnius. Television: A Walk in the Woods (American Playhouse), Late Night with David Letterman, As The World Turns, All My Children. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama. Other: Hollywood Dramalogue and San Diego Theater Critics Circle Awards. Winner of MRT’s 2005 Artistic Achievement Award and 2008 IRNE Award for MRT’s A Delicate Balance.
BRIAN J. LILIENTHAL (Lighting Design) MRT: Beat Generation, Persian Quarter, A Picasso, Black Pearl Sings!, Tranced, A View of the Harbor, The Four of Us, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Squeeze Box, Sanders Family Christmas. Off-Broadway: Cherry Lane, La Mama ETC, Sanford Reisner Theatre. Regional: Over 200 productions at: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Playhouse, Arden Theatre, South Coast Rep, Arizona Theatre Co, Pasadena Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Capital Rep, Trinity Rep, Pig Iron Theatre. Opera: Long Beach Opera, Bard Summerscape, Portland Opera Repertory Theatre. Education: MFA California Institute of the Arts, BFA Emerson College. Other: Currently Teaching Lighting Design at Tufts University.
DEBORAH NEWHALL (Costume Designer) MRT: Beat Generation, Ghost-Writer Mrs. Whitney, The Exceptionals, Four Places, The Last Days of Mickey & Jean, Black Pearl Sings!, Fabuloso, The Seafarer, Bad Dates, Tranced, Skylight, The Four of Us, The Pursuit of Happiness, Trying, Augusta, Real Hush Hush, The Price, Women Who Steal, and Fallen. Broadway: Radio City Rockettes. Off-Broadway: Love Song (Directed by John Kolvenbach), 59E59 St. Theater; The Ruby Sunrise (directed by Oscar Eustis), Public Theater (Lucille Lortel Nomination). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company, Studio Arena Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Providence, New Repertory Theatre. Film: Liberal Arts (with Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney, directed By Josh Radner); Back Mask (Directed by Marcus Nispel); About Sunny (with Lauren Ambrose, Ryan Baker and Penelope Ann Miller. directed by Bryan Wiseman); Valediction (with Ben Barnes); Madso’s War, 4 Single Fathers, Hachiko (with Richard Gere, Joan Allen, directed by Lasse Hallstrom); The Golden Boys (with Bruce Dern, Charles Durning, Mariel Hemmingway); Monument Avenue (with Denis Leary); American Buffalo (with Dustin Hoffman.) Television: American Experience (“The Abolitionists”); Brotherhood, Season 1, Showtime; ZOOM, 6 seasons, 2 Emmy Nominations; Antiques Roadshow, 2 Seasons. Education: BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, UNC Chapel Hill. Other: She is a long time member of United Scenic Artists 829 in New York, and Costume Designer’s Guild 892 in Los Angeles. This is her 21st production at MRT, and she is very pleased to be here for another terrific season.
“Mamet warns us that we are all selling, all the time, and his pitch is so smooth that we can only believe it.”
– New England Theatre Geek
“Crisp, dark, funny, riveting, and a total entertainment package”
– Broadway World
Glengarry Glen Ross Photos
David Adkins, Joel Colodner, Charlie Kevin, Will LeBow, Todd Licea, Jim Ortlieb & Jeremiah Wiggins. Photo by Meghan Moore.
Half-Price Rush Tickets - Stop by or call the box office (978-654-4678) after 5pm on any Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Sunday evening and get 50% off remaining seats for that night's performance.
$5 Night - April 25 at 7:30PM. Patrons may purchase tickets for $5, cash only, at the Box Office between 4:30PM-7:30PM. Limit 2 tickets per person. Following the performance, there will also be a Director’s Dialogue, where the director and designers field audience questions and describe how the play was staged.
Opening Night – April 28 at 7PM. Audience members are invited to join Merrimack Rep’s staff and cast after the show in raising a glass of champagne to celebrate the opening of the production.
Cookie Matinee – May 1 at 2PM. Patrons enjoy complimentary cookies and coffee in the lobby before the show, courtesy of Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus.
Lowell Night – May 1 at 7:30PM. Lowell residents may purchase tickets for $10 at the box office from 4:30PM-7:30PM. Proper ID required, limit 2 per person.
Post Show Discussions – May 2, 9, and 16 at 7:30PM. Audiences can stay after the performance to learn the inside scoop and chat with the actors.