The only person David Mamet surprised when he came out of his conservative closet two years ago was David Mamet. His best plays are all about competition, free marketeering, and the Hobbesian struggle of all against all. They're also—far from being misogynist, no matter what anyone says—all about the frailty men hide behind thorny hedges of aggression and bravado. This production of Glengarry Glen Ross stars some of the old lions of Seattle theater snarling and chewing on each other's egos. It's fantastic. (Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, 443-2222. 7:30 pm, $15–$59. Through Feb 28.)

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