Midcoast Actors’ casts ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’
Belfast — Midcoast Actors’ Studio is deep in rehearsal for its September production of David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross.” The pulling-no-punches portrayal of dog-eat-dog office politics, served up through fierce dialogue and strong social commentary, won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2005 Tony Award for Best Play Revival.
The MAS show, directed by Tara Woods, will be presented four nights only at the Troy Howard School Stage, 173 Lincolnville Ave./Route 52. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m.
Veteran local actor Greg Marsanskis plays Shelly "The Machine" Levene, an older, once thriving salesman who has fallen on difficult times. Top salesman Ricky Roma is played by Jason Bannister, Artistic Director of Midcoast Actors’ Studio. Mike Rowe of Waldoboro portrays George Aaronow, who lacks confidence in his sales skills. Erik Perkins, recent director of MAS’ production of "Pygmalion," appears as John Williamson, the office manager whom the salesmen hate but need. Randall Merrifield, father of MAS star Marie Stickney, plays Dave Moss, an angry loud mouth. Returning local actor Brian Ross portrays James Lingk, a timid man who becomes Roma's client. Mary O’Brien Jones of Stockton Springs opens the show. MAS veteran Jay Rosenberg plays Baylen, a police officer investigating an office break-in that drives the plot.
Jen Wendell is producer. Bannister designs and builds the sets, and Rosenberg handles the lights. Karen Brezsnyak designs the costumes, hair and makeup. Beth Rowe handles props. Amy Pillitteri is back again to design the music.
The closing night performance Sept. 21 will be a special dinner theater show. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., provided by Ming’s Chinese of Belfast. Tickets for the dinner and show are $20 and must be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 370-7592; deadline for reserving dinner theater seating is Sept. 16.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Opera House Video in Belfast, by calling the box office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This production contains mature themes and strong language. For more information about the Midcoast Actors’ Studio, founded in 2012, visit midcoastactors.org or its Facebook page.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.