Slater (Ricky Roma) and Stanley Townsend (Shelley Levene) perform in a scene from Sam Yates' revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" at The Playhouse
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In an age where a real-estate salesman has assumed the highest political office in the United States, a London revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Glengarry Glen Ross" is highlighting the dark side of the art of the deal. The play, which first premiered in London's National Theater in 1983, charts two days in the life of a group of desperate Chicago real estate salesmen and the moral compromises they are willing to make for a sale.For director Sam Yates, whose London revival stars Hollywood actor Christian Slater, the play is an examination of how language is used to control people – which Yates thinks hits home in the current political climate.
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