David Mamet's Race: A Dark Comedy/Mystery From Theater J
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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Two stars for the outstanding acting (otherwise it would have been one). But overall I don't understand all of the positive reviews about this play. Mamet's dialogue was stilted - no one really talks like his characters do, and the actual events...continued
No children under age 5 admitted.
Runtime: 80 minutes
Written by David Mamet
Directed by John Vreeke
Featuring Crashonda Edwards, Leo Erickson, James Whalen and Michael Anthony Williams
The latest work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross ruthlessly examines guilt, betrayal and racial posturing. Two male lawyers are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of a black woman, while their female associate betrays an agenda of her own.