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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bergen County Players to hold open auditions to Glengarry Glen Ross

The most popular community theatre show this coming season? 'Glengarry Glen Ross? This is the second audition notice for the play this week.

 The Bergen County Players to hold open auditions to David Mamet's award-winning 'Glengarry Glen Ross.' 

The production will be directed by Alyson Cohn. The show dates are March 26 - April 16, 2011.
The auditions are set for Monday, December 13th at 7:30pm and Tuesday, December 14th at 7:30pm. Callbacks (by invitation only):Thursday, December 16th at 7:30pm. All auditions are held at BCP, 298 Kinderkamack Road Oradell, NJ 07649. 
 
This hard-hitting portrait of cutthroat office politics represents BCP’s first foray into the world of David Mamet, who is at the absolute zenith of his career with this winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Offering a powerful assault on a society where salesmanship has become a form of licensed criminality, this instant classic features sharp dialogue, compelling characters and strong social commentary.

AUDITION DETAIL

Richard “Ricky” Roma
The most successful salesman in the office. Although Roma seems to think of himself as a latter day cowboy
and regards his ability to make a sale as a sign of his virility, he admits only to himself it is all luck. He is ruthless, dishonest, and immoral, but succeeds because he has a talent for figuring out a client’s weaknesses
and crafting a pitch that will exploit those weaknesses. He is a smooth talker and often speaks in grand, poetic
soliloquies.

Shelley “The Machine” Levene
An older, once-successful salesman, has fallen on hard times and has not closed a big deal in a long time.
Levine is so desperate for sales leads that he exploits anything to get them, even going so far as mentioning
his daughter’s health as a final ploy to gain Williamson’s sympathy.

James Lingk
A timid, middle-aged man who becomes Roma’s latest client. Lingk is easily manipulated and finds Roma
highly charismatic.

John Williamson
The office manager and main antagonist. The salesmen despise Williamson and look down on him, but need
him desperately because he’s the one who hands out the sales leads.

George Aaronow
An aging salesman with low self-esteem who lacks confidence and hope. A follower who lacks the ability to
stand on his own.

Dave Moss
A big-mouthed salesman with big dreams and schemes. Moss resents Williamson, Mitch, and Murray for putting such pressure on him and plans to strike back at them by stealing all their best sales leads and selling
them to a competitor. Moss sees Aaronow as a potential accomplice.

Baylen
A police detective. He arrives to investigate the office break-in and interrogate each cast member behind
closed doors.


Please call the director, Alyson Cohn, at (201) 848-5009
with any questions or for more information.

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