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4.3 average rating
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424 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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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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http://www.act-sf.org/1112/race/index.html

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.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“A high-stakes game of cat and mouse._ Race_ captures the culture of gusto, greed, and ambition that greases the wheels of the legal system.”__ —San Jose Mercury News__
“Deliciously unsettling … keeps you guessing to the end.” —BeyondChron____
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Description

Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, David Mamet’s sly and searing legal comedy makes its West Coast debut at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes a thrilling power struggle as three attorneys scramble to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. As alliances shift and battle lines are drawn, Race boldly confronts the most incendiary issues of our time, challenging our perceptions of justice: What is the truth, and who has the right to tell it?