Death of a F*cking Salesman

Williamson keeps cool while Shelly "The Machine" Levene spouts off about the glory days

Williamson keeps cool while Shelly “The Machine” Levene spouts off about the glory days

[FAB RECOMMENDATION]

Soulpepper’s rendition of Glengarry Glen Ross is fierce and fascinating.

Check your political correctness at the door and get ready for the narrative-driven minefield that won David Mamet a Pulitzer.

The play features a cast of struggling salesmen that rant, manipulate, and steal in the hopes of becoming the ultimate “closer.” Although the play is set in Reagan-era America, the ravenous hunger for the sell is as still relevant today. The play is provocative and crass, but the vulgarity creates a dynamism that is absent from more polite offerings.

This is the second play I’ve seen this year at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts — a Victorian-era industrial-building turned theatre — and I’m already spewing accolades. This is actually my second time purchasing a 7-play package with Soulpepper, so I can say with confidence that the cast are as versatile as they are talented.

For students, the package results in $13 tickets (instead of the usual $36-68) and it grants you access to premium seats and special features like post-show talk-backs. Students can also get $28 single tickets or $5-$20 rush tickets.

I warn you though, after watching this play, you may replace the sailor and start swearing like a salesman.

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