Tuesday, August 3, 2010
YVR: Glengarry Glen Ross
David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross is currently playing at the Stanley Theatre starring Eric McCormack.
Emily and I went with trepidation. This is because we both saw another Mamet play in New York together - Speed The Plow. And we were not amused. It was a painful play to sit through and we wanted out!!
However, I had seen Mamet's Oleanna years ago and loved it, so I did have some hope. Plus, having a big name like Eric McCormack at the Stanley Theatre was a big deal too.
We were not disappointed. I mean, it started off a bit slow and confusing, but the second act, things got going and it was far better than Speed The Plow and so we chalked it up as a hit!
Vancouver definitely needs more theatre like this -> plays that are not put on all the time, and a celebrity to draw people out of their homes and away from their TVs.
Glengarry Glen Ross runs at the Stanley until August 22nd.