Race 101311

David Mamet's Race Reviews

A.C.T. (San Francisco, CA)

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241 ratings
4.3 average rating
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423 reviews
71 stars
attended Oct 22 2011

FANTASTIC SHOW! This one could easily be a "must-see" for anyone who lives great suspenseful entertainment...but leave the kids at home since there is a bit of profanity. This is one of David Mamet's best pieces in a long, long time.

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10 reviews
13 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

LOVED "RACE". Great acting, wonderful stage tension between the characters, great theater setting. The play provoked a lot of conversation about race, and prejudice, and prejudgments that we all make, intentionally or inadvertently. 90 minutes, no...continued

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53 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

I had tickets to see the star-studded (James Spader, David Alan Grier, Richard Thomas & Kerry Washington) Broadway production of "Race," but had an accident and had to miss it because I was in the ER instead of Times Square... so I was very glad...continued

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attended Oct 27 2011

Mamet's plays always have twists that provoke thought, this one was no exception. I did find a lack of nuance and a huge dose of cynicism that painted a broad brush related to the race issue. I also thought that his premise that our society is so...continued

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geekgrrl
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13 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 25 2011

Mamet dialogue at its best performed by a stupendous cast, thoroughly engaging. If you like Mamet, you'll love this.

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 26 2011

I bought $5 balcony seats for the play and ended up on the mezzanine. The seats were WONDERFUL and a total steal. The A.C.T lobbies and bathrooms seem to have been remodeled since I was last there and are quite lovely. The theater itself is...continued

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30 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

This is a very solid Mamet production. Typical Mamet "F-bomb"-fest. The staging was very good. The acting was good but a bit too one-note. I would have liked to see a bit more inflection in the performances. But all in all a good production.

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26 reviews
16 stars
attended Nov 01 2011

very well written and excellently acted. we talked about it quite a while after its completion. we had differing interpretations of the play, racism is a heavy topic so it wasn't an up play as much as thought provoking.

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cclancey Red Velvet
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attended Nov 06 2011

Simply put, this is one of the quickest moving, well-written and acted, thought-provoking pieces i've seen in a very long time. Thanks to everyone who made this happen so seamlessly. ~steveT

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13 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 09 2011

This was a very good play and a very good production.

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10 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 28 2011

ACT did not disappoint with this play. The acting was superb. Some might be uncomfortable with the subject matter, but we need to be aware of prejudice in our society, look at it in the face, in order to change for the better good.

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11 stars
attended Nov 02 2011

The play was sort of depressing and sad and the ending didn't resolve its bad vibes.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

Actors all fantastic. Fabulous preview, with no mistakes that I could tell. Play a little disappointing, not because of the famous Mamet snappy exchanges; but because it wasn't clear to me. There was a big question mark at the end, which is all...continued

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7 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 29 2011

One of the best things I have seen at ACT in a long time. Great cast, tight performance, excellent play!

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

Thought provoking worth seeing!

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FeelAndThink Red Velvet
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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Oct 21 2011

Clever and insightful -- like all Mamet, goes where angels fear to tread, including both sides of racism: bigotry AND political correctness.

If it comes around again and you get a chance -- SEE IT!

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4 reviews
21 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

Very entertaining, plan for an after-play drink or entertainment, since it goes by quickly at 90 minutes!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 01 2011

Excellent theatre. Gripping from first moment to last. Cannot agree with all points of view presented, as they were so many to choose from. Really enjoyed the evening. Glad it was 90 minutes as dislike intermissions.

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