"From Stage to Screen" series continues at Simon's Rock, with Glengarry Glen Ross
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – The film series “From Stage to Screen” continues at Simon's Rock with the screening of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross on April 9. The screening will take place in the Lecture Center at 7 p.m., and will be introduced by faculty member in literature Bernard Rodgers.
Glengarry Glen Ross, written by David Mamet, shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage in any number of unethical and/or illegal acts in order to sell undesirable real estate to unwilling prospective buyers. The play opened on Broadway in 1984, and was nominated for four Tony awards including Best Play, with Joe Mantegna winning Best Featured Actor in a Play. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the same year. In 2005, it was revived on Broadway, and was nominated for six Tony awards, winning Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play for Liev Schreiber.
Director James Foley made the play into a film in 1992, with Mamet adapting the screenplay. The film featured Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, and Alec Baldwin. Pacino received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
The screening will be free and open to the public.