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The Minneapolitan Recommends… Glengarry Glen Ross

Being a society page, we often get criticized for only focusing on things that we always talking about. “You’re always focused on so-and-so. Why don’t you talk about this-and-that?” Well, here you go chickens. This is the first in an on-going list of things that we here at The Minneapolitan think should be on your radar and we can not recommend them highly enough.

Therefore we are delighted to recommend to you Torch Theater Company‘s production of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Thanks to all of his year’s of working with Shakespeare, director David Mann has guided his cast to handle the Mamet language (which, really, when people think of Mamet – the profanity, the staccato rhythms, the machismo, etc. – they think of Glengarry) and has guided his top notch ensemble (featuring Patrick Coyle, Terry Heppleman, Ari Hoptman, Garry Geiken, and Jon Middleton among others) to deliver it with aplomb and musical machismo this piece needs.

And while we’re on the subject of recommending things, let’s give it up for Torch itself. Founded by acclaimed Twin Cities actress Stacia Rice , the company has veered wildly from smart performances of modern day classics (Dancing at Lughnasa) to rather campy but fun projects (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane – with Ms. Rice and Craig Johnsonas Jane and Blanche respectively – and their live version of The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Long story short, this is a company to keep on your radar if your looking for solid work by some of the Twin Cities best actors.

Glengarry Glen Ross plays now till January 29 at The Theatre Garage. Go see it!

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