David Mamet's Race: 2009 Broadway Play Comes to the Goodman
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What begins as a normal audition for a role in a play turns into an increasingly seductive battle for power in Venus in Fur. Inspired by the notorious 1870 erotic novel of the same name, David Ives' saucy and sensational play pits actress against playwright in a virtuosic display of seduction, cruelty and gamesmanship. As the action shifts between the audition and the play within the play, the two engage in a kinky game of cat-and-mouse. Among the most acclaimed -- and most provocative -- new plays in recent Broadway history, Venus in Fur cheekily and brilliantly blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. Learn More
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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.
Quotes & Highlights
- "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." --<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>
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