Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

The Ladies of Glen Ross

From 52 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

Randomly Specific Theatre presents this comedy of Mamet proportions about a community theater's first taste of non-traditional casting. More…

The Glen Ridge Community Theater is struggling to pick their spring production. With a membership that consists of only ladies, their choices are very limited. But when a young and hungry Director pitches them a non-traditional casting idea, this little community finds themselves playing with the big boys.

1h 20m | Already closed | The Chain Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (52)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting
84
Avg Score

79
Clever, Broad humor, Funny, Fluffy, Engaging

See it if you're ok w broad stereotypes used for laughs. Underlying issue is impt: few meaty roles for women. By "Koalas Are Dicks" Larry Phillips.

Don't see it if you have high stds for acting/prodn design. Not much grander than NJ community theater it portrays...but very entertaining. Gr twisty ending

80
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Fun

See it if You’re in the mood for a silly show that’s a lot like a sitcom...doesn’t take itself too seriously or get bogged down with too much detail.

Don't see it if You want Masterpiece Theatre. This is just a silly story, done well enough to keep your attention and make you laugh and have a good time.

85
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Cute, Quirky

See it if Hilarious send-up of self-absorbed suburban theater women. Backbiting one minute; hugging & crying the next. Delicious caricatures.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy small off-off-B satires. I was only a little familiar with Mamet, but still got the digs at him (loved the ellipsis thing).

85
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Satirical

See it if You enjoy send-ups of the theatre world & community theatre. You want a fun night out. You enjoy comedies.

Don't see it if You don't like satire. You have little/no experience w/community theatre and/or David Mamet. You don't like intimate theatre spaces.

84
Absorbing, Clever, Fun/funny, Good writing, unique story

See it if Very enjoyable. The acting was good and the story moved along. I actually liked the last third the best, although whole play was good.

Don't see it if Simply produced show in a very small theater. Totally a theater focused show which is fun for those into that.

Also Not the first show I'd see in NYC, but great for the person who has se... Read more Read less

81
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Riveting

See it if you enjoy laughing while watching a talented cast bring a varied set of women to life in a theatrical story that plays off Mamet very well.

Don't see it if a small budget, comedy staging keeps you from enjoying good theater.

82
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you know the backstage as well as the front. This play about a community theater is an amusing send up of the production process. It's fun!

Don't see it if you prefer big productions, dislike theatrically centered plots or find small auditoriums claustrophobic.

73
Entertaining, Broad comedy, Some fun plot twists

See it if Like a satiric look at community theatre with a relevant theme of needing more women onstage and behind scenes.

Don't see it if Don't like bare bones production, characters/actors who are drawn so broadly they obscure any poignancy in the humor.

65
Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You like community theater and enjoy silly plays that don’t take themselves to seriously. A nice diversion. Good acting.

Don't see it if You want humor that isn’t cliche. All the humor is stereotypical and banal in my opinion. Not unenjoyable but nothing super meaty.

92
Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You need a really good laugh! Small scale production but a real hoot for those knowledgeable about theatre and even those who aren’t

Don't see it if You’re looking for serious drama or big scale production

89
Is larry phillips the greatest living playwright?

See it if You want to see a comedy that is incredibly charming and lovable

Don't see it if Are looking for a dark comedy which Larry also does very well

Also I can’t believe this playwright. It’s one thing to put out a few shows... Read more Read less

61
Fluffy, Community theater-like, Cute

See it if you like comedy that doesn’t take anything too seriously. Funny the way High School Musical's funny—cute, good natured. Many NY actor jokes.

Don't see it if you want to see women do Glengarry Glen Ross; are looking forward to comedy that bites or stings with more to say than actor jokes.

Also This sounds cooler than it is. A nice diversion but not even a very st... Read more Read less

69
Funny, Refreshing, Slow, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if A community theater group tries very hard to produce a new show. Funny and at times touching.

Don't see it if Do not see if you expect a polished theater piece.

89
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh. You want to have a nice, funny, entertaining night out. You want to see a predominantly female cast perform well.

Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You don't want to laugh. You are looking for a dramatic performance. You want to miss out on a great show.

90
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Fun night

See it if You love theatre and want to have a good laugh in a play about a play! Super fun and witty the entire time. Perfect length too.

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh at all the fun things putting on a play can entail or you want a serious play.

Also Great cast of ladies bringing all the characters you’d expect to see i... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Original

See it if you want 90 minutes with lots of laughs. An interesting idea brought to life by a talented ensemble. The audience today had a great time.

Don't see it if you need big. Maybe if you're in a women only community theater group, you might recognize some of the stereotyped yet true to life ladies.

Also This was just so much fun. I had seen a male production of Glengarry G... Read more Read less

93
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Great directing, Entertaining

See it if WOW! Phillips and the ensemble cast capture the (exaggerated) ladies of Tom Cruise's hometown of Glen Ridge, NJ perfectly

Don't see it if you want drama, Phillips usual "black" comedy, or a musical. If a slight writing slip at the end will ruin a play for you

Also Phillips work capturing suburbia continues to be amazing. Here it is b... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Delightful, Clever, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you want a breezy, tongue-in-cheek production that both celebrates & satirizes community theatre & participants. Great ensemble of actors

Don't see it if you want something polished, serious, or elaborate; averse to bare-bones staging or dialogue dripping with sarcasm; offended by some cussing

87
Clever, Great writing, Nice twists, Solid acting

See it if You enjoy a fun small show about community theater. Great interaction among the characters and enjoyable dialogue and Mamet twists.

Don't see it if It has stereotypes in the characters but feels like a genuine community theater group and so enjoyable to watch. Give small shows a chance!

90
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like intimate theater up close and personal, you enjoy a good laugh at the expense of suburbanites, you enjoy interpersonal interactions

Don't see it if you want big and splashy, you want famous actors, you want serious drama

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to laugh from start to finish, then this is your play. It was a lot fun,great cast.suburban theater grp challenges for all wmn grp

Don't see it if You want bigger production, dont enjoy comedy, suburban characters & dialogue (hello jersey)

Also I loved this show, casting was great, the twisted ending was good, als... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you're up for new plays in off-the-beaten-path independent theaters. You might get to experience a little gem, and the find - enjoyable.

Don't see it if you're not into small, intimate theater with bare bones staging. Try and branch out, though. This is a cute one.

Also Such an entertaining play, I was tickled throughout the whole show. Sm... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you want a good laugh without any politics or any trauma. See it!

Don't see it if you want a deep emotional experience. It is just fun.

Also Very funny, excellent actresses (plus the male author), all about lovi... Read more Read less

82
Mamet-lite, Cliched, Clever twists at the end, Simple staging, Black box indie production

See it if you deplore the fact that few meaty roles are written for females; you like comedy; you won't mind if it doesn't adhere too closely to Mamet

Don't see it if you dislike indie theatre & stripped down productions; you're expecting big laughs or a consistently fresh, funny show; stereotypes irk you

Also Play relies too much on very tired jokes you can see coming. Simple st... Read more Read less

97
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love a good comedy with a large cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like silly and fluffy plays.

Also The writing is clever. The cast of 9 is fantastic. Might not appeal to... Read more Read less


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