Wright to Replace Cole in Glengarry Glen Ross at Seattle Rep

News   Wright to Replace Cole in Glengarry Glen Ross at Seattle Rep R. Hamilton Wright will assume the role of ruthless real estate broker Ricky Roma in the Seattle Repertory Theatre production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross.

Cole ("Entourage," "The West Wing"), who was originally set to portray Roma, has bowed out of the production due to family illness, according to the Seattle Rep website. Glengarry cast member Wright (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Below the Belt, Becky's New Car) will vacate his original role of Dave Moss in order to succeed Cole. A replacement for Wright has not been named.

Wilson Milam will direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that is scheduled to run Feb. 5-28 in the Bagley Wright Theatre.

The cast also includes John Alyward (Shelley Levene), Charles Leggett (James Lingk), Ian Bell (Baylen), Russel Hodgkinson (George Aaronow) and MJ Sieber (John Williamson).

Glengarry Glen Ross will have scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Deb Trout, lighting design by Geoff Korf and sound design by Matt Starrit.

Seattle Rep press notes read: "In David Mamet's cutthroat world of real estate all that matters is the sale. In the midst of a high stakes sales competition, a group of tough-talking Chicago agents will do anything to close a deal and stay in the game—blackmail, bribery or even burglary." Glengarry Glen Ross premiered on Broadway in 1984, receiving Tony nominations for Best Play and Best Director. Joe Mantegna earned the Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play and Glengarry went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The 2005 revival earned a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

For tickets phone (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or visit seattlerep.org. Seattle Repertory Theatre is located at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA.

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Founded in 1963, Seattle Repertory Theatre was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. With an emphasis on entertaining plays of true dramatic and literary worth, Seattle Rep produces a subscription season of plays along with educational programs, new play workshops and special presentations.

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