Friday, 16 May 2014

ONstage Tonight at Festival: Gateway Theatre Guild

Our second Pulitzer-Prize winning script of the week is on the stage tonight, as Gateway Theatre Guild presents David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, representing QUONTA and northeastern Ontario community theatre at Theatre Ontario Festival 2014.

Gateway Theatre Guild is the oldest of the four theatre companies, and have been producing theatre in North Bay since 1948.  Hosts of Theatre Ontario Festival in 2008, they last represented QUONTA at Festival in 2010 in London, winning the Elsie for Outstanding Festival Production for Waiting For Godot.  They also won the Festival’s Outstanding Production award in 1974 for their production of David French’s Leaving Home.

Glengarry Glen Ross
Gateway Theatre Guild
Verlyn Plowman and Morgan Bedard
Photo by Ed Regan Photography
Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1984.  It is a scorching examination of Reagan-era America, as a group of real estate salesmen try to lie, cheat and steal their way to the top, clawing over anyone who crosses their path.

At the 2014 QUONTA Festival in Sault Ste. Marie, Gateway Theatre Guild won Outstanding Production, Outstanding Director (Joshua Bainbridge), and Outstanding Visual Presentation, with two nominations each for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Morgan Bedard as John Williamson and Brad Carr as Dave Moss), and Newcomer Actor (Shawn Parker and Zachary Smithers).

Read more about Theatre Ontario Festival 2014 on our website

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