Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theater and Digital Filmmaking spent weeks, and hundreds of hours preparing; they created sets, memorized lines and fully invested themselves in the production of Glengarry Glen Ross, a play written by David Mamet. The production as a whole was a great success.
The cast was composed of seven students including Chasen Cooper, Jeffrey Williams, Brendan Moore, Ben Sanderson, Kyle Thomason, Johnny Burton, and Ryan Pecotte. While the cast was extremely talented and a vital part of the production, there was also an entire artistic staff, management staff, and production staff. Each person involved in the production exemplified true diligence and commitment.
The play consisted of two acts, the first one taking placing in a Chinese restaurant and the second act taking place in a real estate office. It was an intriguing story, allowing the audience to step into the world of six real estate salesmen who were competing against each other for their careers.
Mysterious feelings of rivalry and secrecy radiated from the actors throughout the production. It was full of exciting, suspenseful moments and a very unexpected ending.
“I thought the play was very good. I was not expecting it to end the way it did,” said sophomore Kekoa VonSchriltz.
“I really enjoyed Glengarry Glen Ross. It was full of compelling characters, sharp language, with a twist at the end. The cast did a great job performing,” said junior Alyssa Garza.
There were four showings of Glengarry Glen Ross, and there was an excellent turnout for each. Once again, the Department of Theater and Digital Filmmaking outdid themselves and represented ENMU in a way that all Greyhounds should be proud of.