Great Falls: A Play About a Trip with Lots of Baggage
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In one of the latest works by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Mamet (American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross), two attorneys are charged with defending a white man accused of raping an African-American woman. In the face of unraveling evidence, the lawyers' own uncomfortable beliefs about race rise to the surface. Director John Dillon tackles Mamet's rat-a-tat language and sharp jabs in this confrontational comedy that skewers modern-day "polite" society. Race premiered on Broadway in 2009 starring James Spader and David Alan Grier. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- "A great play…outstanding and searingly honest." —<em>Lexington Herald-Leader </em>
- View the director's notes on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZlRLE4Nwo&feature=player_embedded">YouTube</a>.
Written by Lee Blessing
Directed by Ellen McQueen
In Great Falls, Lee Blessing contrasts the great American West — with all of its promises of adventure, wonder and epic exploration — and the less-heroic journey of a writer and his alienated stepdaughter and their battle to overcome their own unwise and only half-intentional betrayals of self and of those they love. These characters discover a modest but piercing wonder in imperfect reconciliation.