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Joe Mantegna on bringing 'Glengarry Glen Ross' to the stage

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Host Joe Mantegna speaks during the 21st Annual Movieguide Awards at the Universal Hilton Hotel on February 15, 2013 in Universal City, California.
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Host Joe Mantegna speaks during the 21st Annual Movieguide Awards at the Universal Hilton Hotel on February 15, 2013 in Universal City, California.

Tonight at UCLA's James Bridges theatre, Joe Mantegna and Richard Dreyfus will take to the stage in a stripped-down production of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross."

Tonight at UCLA's James Bridges theatre, Joe Mantegna and Richard Dreyfus will take to the stage in a stripped-down production of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," by LA Theatre Works

The play is about four Chicago real estate agents willing to lie, cheat, bribe, and steal. They'll do just about anything to close a deal.

Actor Joe Mantegna knows the material well. He won a Tony for his 1984 Broadway performance of the "Glengarry Glen Ross" character Ricky Roma. During a break, Alex had the chance to sit down with Mantegna and ask him what he loves about playing this sleazy, smooth-talking salesman.

Performances run May 16-19 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre. The production is by LA Theatre Works, and find out how to attend here.

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