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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ goes Off the Wall

 Glengarry Glen Ross is the second drama by David Mamet to open in Milwaukee in just over seven days. As his relatively recent drama Race makes it to the stage at Next Act Theatre, a Mamet classic resonates through one of the smallest stages in town. Glengarry is a look at the twitchy, emotional heart of capitalism
03.28.2012 | | Posted at 04:54 PM

Staged Reading with UPROOTED THEATRE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Why? Why can't this be a fully staged show? I would absolutely LOVE to see former Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Joseph Hanreddy and Uprooted co-founder Marti Gobel in a fully-staged production of David Mamet’s Oleanna. I’ve read the play a few times. Never saw it staged, though. And while the script, (a remarkably nuanced piece which relates drama between student and teacher,) could be ju...
Monday, July 19, 2010

Playwright lashes out in slender, muscular book

David Mamet is almost as blunt-spoken as the gritty, street-bound characters he introduced in Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo. One of the great playwrights to emerge in the closing decades of the 20th century, Mamet has also been prolific in other fields, writing and directing for film and television...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Milwaukee Reflected in Chicago 20 Years Ago

By Russ Bickerstaff
I found myself suffering from the debilitating hazyness of a head cold from hell under the influence of decongestants. And I found myself reading Some Feaks--a 1989 collection of essays by playwright David Mamet. The briefest of the essays was a tiny little love letter to Chicago theatre entitled: A Community of Groups. In it, Mamet praises the fact that Chicago has had a history of developing pe...
06.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As I write this, I am waiting for Michael A. Weber to show-up. I’ll be interviewing him for a preview column on Alchemist's upcoming production of Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He’s directing the show. The play was, of course, written by legendary contemporary playwright David Mamet. My  history with the play goes back to Junior High School. Around that time, I recall my father telling me th...
11.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
In just a couple of weeks, the Boulevard Theatre opens its production of a pair of David Mamet shorts. I’ll be talking to the show’s director Jaime Jastrab at some point in the next few days. I’ve seen a few pieces of Mamet in production since I first started covering the theatre scene here in Milwaukee. My personal history with the playwright is a bit uneven.I have mixed feelings about t...
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 PM

Also at 7:30 p.m. in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the company continues its production of Glengarry Glen Ross, one of David Mamet’s most lauded and popular plays. This bleakly dark 1984 comedy/drama follows four vile, dishonest Chicago real estate agents and their efforts to outdo each other selling worthless property to unwilling customers. Given that . . .