Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesman trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and whell and deal for a piece of the action - where closing a sale can mean a brand new Cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all. This masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.
DAVID MAMET is the author of some of the best-known and most important plays in American theater, including Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He has also written numerous screenplays, including The Postman Always Rings Twice, About Last Night, The Verdict, House of Games, We're No Angels, and Homicide; two volumes of essays; and a collection of poems.
"The best new American play of the season. Wonderfully funny... a play to see, remember and cherish." - Clive Barnes, New York Post
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