Have you ever had one of those days…
For the characters in Glengarry Glen Ross, EVERY day was one of those days.
My colleague Bradley and I saw the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross the other night. First off , this is not a theatre review. Bradley and I both love live theatre, and we loved everything about the production. The set was perfect, the performances were amazing, David Mament’s dialogue was riveting.
This is a review of the state of the characters in their workplace. Bradley and I were watching this production not only as theatregoers, but as observers of corporate culture. What a horrible working environment these gentlemen were in.
During the intermission, I jotted down a few words that came to mind while watching the first Act.
Non team players
Bradley said, “This certainly make me feel fortunate about my workplace”. Indeed.
We all have those days when the job can be challenging, even frustrating. Maybe we think it is not all its cracked up to be. However, if you have a good team and good corporate culture, they will sustain you through difficult times. The workers in Glengarry Glen Ross exude hopelessness. You can’t help but feel sorry for them.
The last line in the play was “I hate this job”.
I’m certainly glad I don’t feel the same way.