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Goodman Theatre - The Albert
Between W Lake and W Randolph 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60601
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Parking is expensive even with theater ticket validation. Check Spothero or ParkWhiz instead.
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David Mamet's "Race"
15 ratings
4.3 average rating
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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 25 2012

Provocative (thought provoking), intense, fast paced. Very interesting discussion with members of the audience afterwards. Loved the show. anxious to see it again.

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24 reviews
29 stars
attended Jan 25 2012

This play felt like the movie "Crash" for me. Let's just throw everything out there and see where it lands. I don't know how I feel about this approach to discussing race. I think there should be more exploration of the roots of our feelings...continued

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17 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 18 2012

good performance, interesting story
seating in the back of the mezzanine was dark (hard to read program) and far (hard to see and hear well)

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“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


This latest work by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ruthlessly examines guilt and oppression via a compelling crime mystery.

Two high-profile lawyers—one black, one white—are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of an African American woman, but soon find themselves embroiled in a complex case where blatant prejudice is as disturbing as the evidence at hand. With characteristic bluntness, Mamet leaves nothing unsaid in this no-holds-barred suspense story which the Chicago Tribune declared “intellectually salacious.”

Cast: Geoffrey Owens, Marc Grapey, Patrick Clear and Tamberla Perry