Venue Details

4 Star Starred
Back Door Theatre
4319 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97215
Get directions
Paul Lewis
Lots of cheap eats nearby
The Children's Hour dining Jun 10 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
We went on Sunday night--no problem!
Three Days of Rain info Mar 16 2013 star this tip starred
View All 7 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

2 ratings
4.5 average rating
  • 0
    5
  • 0
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 21 2011

This is a dark, fast paced, intense drama about cutthroat sales people competing fiercely and struggling to survive. It was staged in a small very intimate venue and the audience is almost a part of the set. It was riveting and very well...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
More Information

Website

http://www.defunktheatre.com

Description

“Leads! Leads! Williamson! Send me out! Send me out!”

defunkt theatre opens its12th season with a boldy reimagined, mixed gender version of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait of salesmen scratching and clawing for success and survival in the cutthroat world of real estate. Drammy winning defunkt veterans Grace Carter and Lori Sue Hoffman return to the stage as Roma and Levene.

“I swear … it’s not a world of men … it’s not a world of men.”

How does the presence of both men and women affect this iconic play in which masculinity and success seem mutually dependent? Do women have to “act like men” to compete in traditionally male arenas? How do these characters cope with the added stress of a sales contest in which the losers will be fired? How far will they go to ensure that they come out on top?