Photos: My Night at ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

If you’ve ever been backstage at the Mary Miller Theatre, you know the largest single space back there is the bathroom. So that’s where I gathered the eight members of director Ian Gerber’s cast for this portrait, which sort of seems appropriate for a play as hilariously pocked with potty language as David Mamet’s profanity-laced 1984 Pulitzer-winner. And you’ll notice, it was so tight in there, we couldn’t even fit poor Dean Espitallier (the cop) into the frame.


By John Moore
April 26, 2013

Welcome to my ongoing, 2013 labor-of-love photo series bringing you iconic snapshots from behind the scenes on opening nights in Colorado theater. All photos by John Moore for www.CultureWest.Org.

Opening No. 58: Theatre Company of Lafayette’s “Glengarry Glen Ross”: David Mamet’s profanity-laced 1984 Pulitzer-winner has come to Lafayette. It’s the story of cutthroat real-estate salesmen who, well, cut throats to win a very consequential sales contest. Lies, blackmail, burglary, desperation, double-crossing — and a set of steak knives — lurk behind the brittle, brutal confidence of these veteran hucksters. Starring, above, from left: Jon Gregory, Joel Silverman, Blake Curton, Michael Occhiuzzo, Wade Livingston, former Boulder Daily Camera theater critic Mark Collins and Patrick Collins. Also featuring Dean Espitallier. Directed by Ian Gerber. Strong language. For mature audiences. Through May 18. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 300 E. Simpson St., 720-209-2154 or theatre company of lafayette’s home page Thanks: Jeanie Balch, Tina Kruse, Marta Occhiuzzo and Don Thumin.

The following gallery is just one chapter in my ongoing photo series called “It’s Opening Night in Colorado Theatre,” bringing you iconic snapshots from behind the scenes all over Colorado theater. All photos by John Moore for www.CultureWest.Org. To see the actual, official photo series featuring one intimate, iconic snapshot from 58 Colorado opening nights (and counting), click here.

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The Mary Miller Theatre is home to the Theatre Company of Lafayette.


Native New Yorker and new Coloradan Michael Occhiuzzo (Moss) grabs a smoke before Wednesday’s invited preview performance. And unlike the cigarettes on stage – that ain’t no electric cig.


Director Ian Gerber addresses the cast before the performance.


Joel Silverman (Rick Roma).


Former Boulder Daily Camera theater critic Mark Collins (George Aaronow) is now one of the busiest actors in the metro area.


Jon Gregory as Williamson.


Backstage greetings from a previous staging of “Becky’s New Car.”



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By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at