John Pyper Ferguson
The actor John Pyper Ferguson, who’s appeared in countless television and film roles, discusses his work and his upcoming run in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
In Vancouver, I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
In previews now at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage is the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross. The David Mamet play, opening next week, reinvented the language of modern theatre, and this play which he won the Pulitzer Prize looks at workplace struggles as a group of salesmen try to survive, and attempt to pursue the American Dream. The 1992 film, starring Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, and Kevin Spacey might be more familiar to some, which immortalised the place of Glengarry Glen Ross as one of the great dramatic works of the 20th century. This Arts Club production runs until August 22nd. The cast is headlined by Will and Grace star Eric McCormack, and includes some of Vancouver’s finest actors, Gerard Plunkett, Vincent Gale, Brian Markinson, Bart Anderson, and Daren Herbert. Another member of this remarkable company is John Pyper Ferguson, who joins me now. His television credits are legion. I looked him up on IMDB and it looks like he’s appeared in every single television drama there is, including the last episode of Lost, and from where I remember him most, the season and half he appeared on Brothers and Sisters. He will also be appearing in Score: The Hockey Musical, which opens the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. He was also in Hard Core Logo and Unforgiven. This is not the first time he’s appeared with the Arts Club. He was previously seen in Unidentified Human Remains. Glengarry Glen Ross is directed by Michael Shamata. Go to www.artsclub.com for tickets and more information. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, John Pyper-Ferguson; Good morning, Mr. Ferguson.