David Mamet's November at American Conservatory Theater
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The last date listed for November was Sunday November 22, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Elizabeth H
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Worst piece of theatre I have ever seen. (and I am a frequent theatre goer). I walked out after the first act for the first time in my life. Flat, monotone, dated, this play should never be performed. The actors had no "play" between them it was constant ranting and raving by the actor who played the president. No variation in tone. REALLY BAD!!!
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- "The big, explosive laughter that starts early in David Mamet's November is of a kind I haven't heard in decades." --The Village Voice
- "November gets my vote! Like an expert marksman in a shooting gallery, the playwright takes aim at just about every hot-button issue of the day, scoring a bull's eye every time." --Backstage East
- "A hilarious, timely, decidedly un-Mamet-like laughfest." --Hollywood Reporter
- "Sublime! One of the first breezy and intelligent comedies of substance we've seen in a long time." --The Villager
- "Extremely funny." --The New York Times
- "A raucous new Mamet comedy." --The Times (London)
David Mamet's fiendishly funny, over-the-top new comedy November, fresh from its smash-hit success on Broadway, offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept buffoon ever to sit in the Oval Office. It's the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are "lower than Gandhi's cholesterol." Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even a Glengarry Glen Ross con man blush, and you've got a new Mamet masterpiece.