David Mamet's Race: 2009 Broadway Play Comes to the Goodman
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I thought the book was entertaining and funny at times, but the first act moves relatively slowly. Also, I thought the direction was poor. There were a number of times where the actors' motivations and delivery were not believable. Some of the dialogue lacked a conversational quality which felt like they were "acting." In spite of this, the actors' performances were solid and entertaining and the show is a fantastic conversation starter. Great to see with a group.
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This play felt like the movie "Crash" for me. Let's just throw everything out there and see where it lands. I don't know how I feel about this approach to discussing race. I think there should be more exploration of the roots of our feelings...continued
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“Gripping, stimulating, and perversely enjoyable! Mamet’s toughest, tautest and most compelling dialogue in years. The action unfolds with the cagey tension of a poker game or a fierce cross-examination.” —San Francisco Chronicle
This latest work by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ruthlessly examines guilt and oppression via a compelling crime mystery.
Two high-profile lawyers—one black, one white—are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of an African American woman, but soon find themselves embroiled in a complex case where blatant prejudice is as disturbing as the evidence at hand. With characteristic bluntness, Mamet leaves nothing unsaid in this no-holds-barred suspense story which the Chicago Tribune declared “intellectually salacious.”
Cast: Geoffrey Owens, Marc Grapey, Patrick Clear and Tamberla Perry