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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 73 members
Review from No name
Red Velvet 139 events 110 reviews

For a relatively new play it really seemed dated and somewhat cartoonish. There were many funny moments and dialogue but it was mostly a one note theme that would have been a better one act than a full play.

reviewed Oct 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Sally
Red Velvet 195 events 106 reviews

I was not amused. I don't mind profanity if it's used in context, but this just seemed gratuitous. It was ranting without humor. We left at intermission, but I understand we only missed about 15 minutes.

reviewed Nov 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth H
Red Velvet 107 events 68 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 15 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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