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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Interview with Len Trent: "Glengarry Glen Ross"

   A reminder: there’s a special Thursday night performance of Glengarry Glen Ross being offered this week. I’ve talked to several people who saw it last weekend and they raved about it!

   Here’s a quick interview with yet another member of the cast - the talented Len Trent:

Q: Tell us about Glengarry Glen Ross.  

Len: This is the story of men at a time in their lives when desperation and pressure are the order of the day. How they deal with all of that is what makes up the heart of this show and it ain't pretty.

Q: Why did you want to tackle this show? 

Len: Mamet and Murdock

Q: Tell us about the character you play.  

Len: Richard Roma is the top of the board. He is good at what he does and wants to stay at the top no matter what.

Q: What's your background in theatre?  

Len: I have about 25 years of theatre experience.  

Q: This is an adult show - what's the most challenging thing about it - the language or the subject matter?  

Len: It poses the same challenges as any other show. As far as any "adult language" or subject matter is concerned, it is just part of the this world that we are creating. The "adult language" is not more or less important than anything else in the story. I will have to say the way Mamet writes makes it some of the hardest material to memorize.

Q: Tell us about the cast and director.  

Len: I love the cast. Everyone has worked very hard to tell this story as best as we possibly can. As for Mike Murdock, I love the guy. He is my director. I love doing his shows. I am going to miss my friend and brother as he rides off to bigger and better things.

Q: Why would you recommend this show?  

Len: Mamet and Murdock

Glengarry Glen Ross will be presented in the Renaissance Theatre Ballrooom at 900 8th Street in Huntington on Feb. 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Dinner and Show are $30 each (reservations required - call 304-733-2787. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Show only tickets are $15 each. Also, the Feb. 9 (Thursday) show offers 2 tickets for $20. Visit www.artstristate.org for online tickets.

1 comment:

MHN1957 said...

Another reason to see this show is Len. I always love him on stage. Every time, every performance.