We've hosted some exciting events this year at Turnrow. Our own Jamie Kornegay launched his debut novel Soil here at the store on March 10. A few weeks later we packed the house for Greg Iles, who signed and spoke about The Bone Tree, the second installment in his Natchez Burning trilogy. Later in the spring we hosted DJ and musicologist Robin Tolleson who presented a 'spin-terview' on Greenwood's native jazz pianist, the late Mulgrew Miller. And this August Turnrow will present its own theatrical production for the first time. Performances of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1983 play Glengarry Glen Ross will run from August 13-15 right here in the front of our store.
Glengarry Glen Ross takes place over two days in a downtrodden Chicago real estate office. Prompted by a particularly cutthroat sales competition, the realtors take increasingly desperate measures to hang on to their jobs. Pandering, deception, bribery, blackmail, and robbery are only the beginning. And Mamet lets his characters stretch and distort every possible means of 'selling' something, whether it's property or their own integrity. The original productions of the play in London and on Broadway led to a film adaptation in 1992 with an all-star cast that quickly became a cult classic.
Proceeds from tickets will directly benefit our partner the Greenwood Mentoring Group, which provides tutoring and activities for area youth. Tickets can be purchased for all three nights at our website or here at the store. Get your tickets early! We expect to sell out every show very soon. Doors will open at 6:30 with drinks available to purchase. Some surprise guests will be joining us for a special event each night at 6:45 and the show starts at 7:30. Please note: this play contains pervasive adult content and language. No person under 18 will be admitted.