David Mamet's Election Comedy November at Barn Theatre
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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The dialogue was so filled with four letter words that it was hard to follow the so-called "plot". Actors were good, but the play was not. The venue was very hostile to disabled attendees. The driving directions given were to a lower parking lot. Then you must walk up a hill with minimal lighting. There is an upper parking lot, but one can only find it by telephoning ahead and getting directions to an unmarked road at the back of the Marin Art and Garden Center. We did not know this.
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Contrary to other reviewers, the foul language didn't ruin anything for me. I thought the play was wonderful and in very capable hands. The run time isn't very long: I chatted with cast members after the show and was in the car to go home at 10pm.
David Mamet has created a hilarious comedy about bad behavior in high places. U.S. President Charles Smith wants a second term, but the outlook is bleak. Poll numbers are in single digits, his campaign manager has gone on vacation, there is no money in the war chest, and his wife is already decorating his memorial library. His only hope comes from the turkey lobby, and involves pardoning a turkey or two before Thanksgiving; and his brilliant speechwriter, who has her own demands.
Reviewing the Broadway production from the 2005 season, the New York Times called the play "a wall-to-wall laugh track" while the Chicago Tribune labeled November "howlingly funny."
About the Ticket Supplier: Ross Valley Players
The Ross Valley Players is the oldest continually operating community theater on the West Coast. Created in 1930 as a way to escape the hardships of the Depression, the theater has introduced live theater to thousands of Marin residents over the years. Initially, The Players performed at the Community Hall of St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross. In the early 1940s, RVP moved to its current location, the Barn Theater in the Marin Art and Garden Center.