David Mamet's Race from Artists Repertory Theatre
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Even among Shakespeare's "greatest hits," Othello has a special place. Few works are this sexy, this dangerous, this relevant to the passions and evils of the modern world. Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his new wife, Desdemona, seemingly have it all -- true love, success and happiness. But can anyone protect them from "honest" Iago, a master magician of deceit? The inspiration for villains as varied as Milton's Satan and Breaking Bad's Walter White, Iago is one of the most hypnotically evil characters ever created. This is Shakespeare's profound tragedy of the power of love and jealousy. Learn More
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Race is a fine play. I'm a big fan of David Mamet's work and don't remember ever having been disappointed.
As to this production - The intimate venue was perfect for this play. It's only scene is set in the law library / conference room of a small law firm. The nature of the playhouse brought me right into that room. I suspect that it worked to that effect for many in the audience.
The set itself was very nicely presented and scene changes were brilliantly executed.
The cast - - ah -- the cast. Wonderful! Really strong where it had to be strong. A shame the "client" couldn't have been a more effective bad guy.
By David Mamet
Directed By Tamara Fisch
When it comes to race is justice blind?
In this complex, complicated world acknowledging prejudice is an ugly venture into discomfort. In Race, three lawyers (two black, one white) take on a case that gets under the skin and turns into a minefield of deep divisions, resentments and bigotry. Mamet’s rapid-fire dialogue, gripping plot and blunt language, thoroughly stripped of polite social convention and rife with provocative humor, spotlights how discrimination is stained with guilt and shame. Playwright David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award-nominated writer.
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