February 6 – March 17
by David Mamet
Directed by John Vreeke
Featuring Crashonda Edwards, Leo Erickson, James Whalen and Michael Anthony Williams
“Scalpel-edged intelligence…a topical detective story”- The New York Times
An explosive new drama from the multiple award-winning playwright David Mamet, RACE tackles America's most controversial topic in a provocative tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two male lawyers are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of a black woman, while their female associate betrays an agenda of her own.
"The messy race-and-privilege-soaked case of one Dominique Strauss-Kahn… so closely mirrors the apparent actions in Mamet's play that you'd swear Mamet had written this piece in response to that real-life case," writes The Chicago Tribune in 2012 of Mamet's scalding, "intellectually salacious" play which first appeared on Broadway years ahead of its time.
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*RACE contains adult language
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