David Mamet's Race: 2009 Broadway Play Comes to the Goodman
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Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life. Learn More
We ate at Pettorino's, which adjoins the Goodman theater. Their food is pricey, and the shrimp in my seafood Louie salad had an unpleasant iodine taste. The black olives in the salad were straight out of a can and lacking in flavor.Brigadoon dining • Aug 19 2014 star this tip starred
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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