Not so distant mirror
Sacramento, CA 95815
Greedy real-estate agents desperately fighting for jobs they hate, succumbing to theft and sacrificing colleagues to turn a profit. No, it’s not the latest Wall Street scandal. Big Idea Theatre’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross, set during the 1982 recession, is skillfully crafted to mirror an economy not so different from today. David Mamet’s Glengarry is an emotional roller coaster, overflowing with profanity, racist comments, ruthless chauvinism and confrontations that have the audience squirming in their seats. Each actor fits their respective character like a tailored suit, spouting crisp and precisely timed dialogue. It’s almost like watching secret surveillance videos from the hellish, ruthless world of real estate.
Glengarry Glen Ross shows at 8 p.m. Th, 2/11; 8 p.m. F and Sa 1/29-2/12; 2:30 p.m. Su 1/31; $12-$15. Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard; (916) 960-3036; www.bigideatheatre.com. Through February 13.