Chicago's Raven Theatre has again extended its critically lauded production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, this time through June 27. The drama, which opened Feb. 12, was originally supposed to end April 3 but was then extended to May 6.
A view into the early 80s world of a group of salesmen pitching scam real estate, Glengarry Glen Ross was made into a 1992 film starring Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey and Al Pacino. Other plays by Chicago native Mamet include Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Speed-The-Plow, American Buffalo and The Old Neighborhood.
Raven's Artistic Director and co-founder Menendian directs Brian McCaskill (Roma), Jordan Teplitz (Levene), Bill Mages (Williamson), Chuck Spencer (Moss), Christopher Soheithe (Aaronow) and Leif Olsen (Lingk). According to a box office spokesperson (reached May 5), several of the cast members will change after May 16.
Designing the show are Menendian (sets), Michelle Smietana and Stephanie Schaefer (lighting), Jana Stauffer (costumes) and David Martin (sound). Carrie Certa is production stage manager and Bill McGough is assistant director.
Tickets ($20) are available by calling the Raven Theatre box office at 773-338-2177. The Raven Theatre is located at 6931 North Clark Street. -- By Christine Ehren and David Lefkowitz