Glengarry Glen Ross

by  David Mamet

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  7m

This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers, in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream.

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Glengarry Glen Ross

by  David Mamet

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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Accolades


    Tony, Pulitzer, Olivier, From Broadway, From West End
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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"Crackling tension […] ferocious comedy and drama." - The New York Times

Revived on Broadway in 2005 and 2012, this masterpiece of American drama also became a celebrated film starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, and Alan Arkin.

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  • Winner! 1983 Olivier Award, Best New Play
    Winner! 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    Winner! 1984 New York Drama Critics' Circle, Best American Play
    Winner! 2005 Tony® Award, Best Revival of a Play


"Crackling tension […] ferocious comedy and drama." - The New York Times

"Wonderfully funny […] A play to see, remember and cherish." - New York Post


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Act One takes place in a Chinese restaurant. Act Two takes place in a real estate office.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
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WILLIAMSON, BAYLEN, ROMA, LINGK - men in their early 40's
LEVENE, MOSS, AARONOW - men in their 50's
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male



David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water En ...

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Glengarry Glen Ross was first presented at The Cottlesloe Theatre, London, England on September 21, 1983. It was directed by Bill Bryden.

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