David Mamet:

Glengarry Glen Ross



Directed by: Vito Taufer

Premiere: 16 December 2014


Essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director David Mamet, one of the best contemporary American authors, famous for a number of excellent plays such as Oleanna, American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, created his most important play – considered so even today – Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. In 1984 it was performed in London and New York on the recommendation of Harold Pinter who thought very highly of it. It won Mamet a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award for the best new play, the New York Critics Circle Award and a nomination for a Tony Award. In 1992 he adapted it into the screenplay for the critically-acclaimed film.

This unusual and cruel, yet extremely entertaining, play about the ruthless world of real-estate agencies, which thirty years later is illustrative of the Slovenian territory as well, testifies that Mamet is an excellent writer. The play is brim with precise, intelligent, sharp – at times vulgar – dialogue, full of sudden and unpredictable turns that pull the spectators from the world of realism into the very specific poetry of Mamet’s language.

So it is certainly not a coincidence that a virtuoso of theatre directing Vito Taufer has decided to engage in a dialogue with the grand master of world drama. All we have to do is wait (impatiently) to see how he, together with the actors and other collaborators, will show us the very topical political and psychopathological mechanisms in today’s (neo)liberal world, including Slovenia.



Dario Varga - Shelly Levene
Matej Recer - John Williamson
Matija Vastl - Blake
Željko Hrs - Dave Moss
Stane Tomazin - George Aaronow
Blaž Šef - Richard Roma
Uroš Maček - James Lingk
Marko Mlačnik - Baylen
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David Mamet

Zdravko Duša

Vito Taufer

Tomaž Toporišič

Set design
Matej Stupica

Costume design
Barbara Stupica

Language consultant
Mateja Dermelj

Aleksander Pešut - Schatzi

Lighting design
Matjaž Brišar

Sound design
Silvo Zupančič

Dušan Ojdanič

Make-up artist
Nathalie Horvat

Assistant director
Daniel Day Škufca

Assistant dramaturg
Sandi Jesenik

Assistant costume design
Slavica Janošević

Stage manager
Janez Pavlovčič

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