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Colibri, directly across the street from the theater, is great for dinner before the show. Tasty tapas to share.
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ACT's theater is grand but you would think they would up date the seat size and leg room. Buy standing tickets if your over six feet tall..
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David Mamet's "Race"
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4.3 average rating
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attended Oct 22 2011

FANTASTIC SHOW! This one could easily be a "must-see" for anyone who lives great suspenseful entertainment...but leave the kids at home since there is a bit of profanity. This is one of David Mamet's best pieces in a long, long time.

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attended Oct 27 2011

Mamet's plays always have twists that provoke thought, this one was no exception. I did find a lack of nuance and a huge dose of cynicism that painted a broad brush related to the race issue. I also thought that his premise that our society is so...continued

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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
“A high-stakes game of cat and mouse._ Race_ captures the culture of gusto, greed, and ambition that greases the wheels of the legal system.”__ —San Jose Mercury News__
“Deliciously unsettling … keeps you guessing to the end.” —BeyondChron____
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Description

Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, David Mamet’s sly and searing legal comedy makes its West Coast debut at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes a thrilling power struggle as three attorneys scramble to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. As alliances shift and battle lines are drawn, Race boldly confronts the most incendiary issues of our time, challenging our perceptions of justice: What is the truth, and who has the right to tell it?