David Mamet's November at American Conservatory Theater
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. Learn More
We went to the Saturday matinee and parked at the Donatello hotel. It was only $10 for 5 hours so you have plenty of time before or after for a bite to eat before or after. There's a half price happy hour at the hotel restaurant tooThe Orphan of Zhao info • Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred
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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...continued
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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.