Kitchen Dog Theater presents RACE by David Mamet
"Intellectually salacious...Gripping...rapid-fire Mametian style...Mamet's new play argues, everything in America - and this play throws sex, rape, the law, employment and relationships into its 90 minutes of stage wrangling - is still about race." - Chicago Tribune
The Play: Multiple Award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America's most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can't say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are spared.
The Playwright: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and two-time Oscar nominee, director, essayist, novelist, and poet, David Mamet has been a force in American theater since 1976. When his first staged plays, SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO and AMERICAN BUFFALO (later filmed with Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz), both opened in New York that year, Mamet won the OBIE Award for distinguished playwriting and AMERICAN BUFFALO was voted best play by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1978, he received the Outer Critics' Circle Award for his contribution to American theater. In 1984, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS won Mamet another New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, four Tony Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize; it was made into a major motion picture in 1992 and won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2005. Other plays include EDMOND and THE CRYPTOGRAM (both OBIE Award winners), as well as THE WATER ENGINE, THE WOODS, REUNION, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, LAKEBOAT, SPEED-THE-PLOW, OLEANNA, THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, BOSTON MARRIAGE, ROMANCE, NOVEMBER, and RACE. Mamet's translations and adaptations include FAUSTUS; PIERRE LAVILLE'S RED RIVER; ANTON CHEKHOV'S THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THREE SISTERS, and UNCLE VANYA; and Harley Granville-Barker's THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE (commissioned and premiered by A.C.T. in 2005). His critically acclaimed debut feature film, House of Games, was selected to close the New York Film Festival in 1987. Other films on which Mamet served as writer and director include Homicide, which opened the 1991 Cannes Film Festival; Oleanna, based on his own play; The Spanish Prisoner, which became one of the most popular independent films of 1998; Heist; The Winslow Boy, adapted from the Terrence Rattigan play; Spartan; and State and Main. Mamet has also won acclaim for numerous screenplays, including The Verdict and Wag the Dog (both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay), and The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Untouchables, We're No Angels, Hoffa, and The Edge. He has also written children's plays and books, numerous volumes of essays, and a book of poems and is the creator and writer of the television series The Unit. Mamet has taught acting at his alma mater, Goddard College, as well as at the University of Chicago, Yale School of Drama, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where, with William H. Macy, he established the Atlantic Theater Company in 1985.
The Director: Christopher Carlos
The Cast: Cameron Cobb, Max Hartman, Jamal Gibran Sterling & JaQuai Wade
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) (View)
3120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|