BWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at Bath House Cultural Center

BWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at Bath House Cultural Center

I was lucky enough to experience IMPRINT Theatreworks inaugural production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross at Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. What a thrill! As soon as I walked into the door, I was surrounded by the feeling of love and encouragement for this cast, crew and artistic team and their new venture. Creating art is such a passionate and spiritual experience and you could just sense that the minds involved with IMPRINT Theatreworks are definitely on the right track.

I stepped into the theatre expecting a lot from the players that were about to grace the stage and boy, I was not disappointed. Not only did the actors bring 110% to the stage, but so did the crew and artistic team. I never would have thought about employing a completely white set dressing! A personal favorite touch was the creative back lighting of each scene to add a splash of color to the experience, also to differentiate scenes. The fact that there was minimal color and distracting props made the audience really focus on the players themselves. I was not caught eyeing a picture frame or couch trying to guess what the fabric felt like or if there was any significance about the people in the photo. I was purely focused on theatre in the truest meaning of the word.

The cast, consisting of seven players, Mark Oristano, Lon Barrera, Kevin Moore, Joe Messina, Shane Beeson, Ian Mead Moore and Sean Massey, did an absolutely amazing job at bringing this piece to life. I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire night! A pure sense of urgency seamed to be gleaming off of the sweaty foreheads of these businessmen and I could not take it all in quick enough. Never have I seen this play performed with such an attention to cue gaps, not only did the individual actors do a fantastic job, but the ensemble timing of this cast was just incredible.

I could sing praises for IMPRINT Theatreworks all day, but it is better if you experience their commitment to the arts firsthand.

Glengarry Glen Ross Closes on January 27th. Here is the link to purchase tickets for the last three shows.

But IMPRINT Theatreworks has so much more to offer! Here is a link to their FULL SEASON where you can witness the very best in the DFW area do what they love.

Season Tickets

Picture Credit: Kris Ikejiri

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From This Author Samantha Shepherd

Samantha Shepherd is an avid lover of the arts who has been involved in theatre and dance for as long as she can remember. Doing (read more...)

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