Performance of “Glengarry Glen Ross” executed by USC Upstate students

February 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

The student-run performance of Glengarry Glen Ross will take place at the University of South Carolina Upstate on March 1 at 8 p.m., March 2 at 3 p.m., and March 3 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet, is a vicious, violent, and dark satire about a scheming, avaricious real-estate salesman who stops at nothing to close the deal.  This scalding comedy depicts small-time, cutthroat salesman trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers. Their never-ending scramble for a slice of the American dream leaves them hard and devoid of morals.  Mamet zooms in on how the struggle for money, power, and male dominance can lead to a whirlwind of destruction.

The cast includes: Alastair Mann of Spartanburg as James Lingk, Chandler Crawford of Rock Hill as John Williamson, Juan Williamson of Bogotá, Colombia as George Aaronow, Ryan Barry of Spartanburg as Richard Roma, Will Patterson of Greenville as Shelly Levene, Seth Kemp of Landrum as Dave Moss, and Josh Wilson of Inman as Detective Baylen.

The play is being directed by Patric Phillips, an alumnus of USC Upstate. For more information, contact Patric Phillips at

Tickets to the play are $2 and may be purchased by contacting the USC Upstate Box Office at or (864)503-5695.