"RACE" by David Mamet
Race Equity Co-op presents the Vancouver premiere of David Mamet's new play "Race", November 15th - December 1st at Studio 16.
**TWO NEW SHOWS ADDED THURSDAY DECEMBER 6th and FRIDAY DECEMBER 7th at 8pm! 15% of the proceeds go to Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Bureau.**
Directed by David Mackay, the cast features veteran Vancouver actors Kwesi Ameyaw, Craig Erickson, Aaron Craven and Marsha Regis.
Multiple Award-winning playwright David Mamet tackles the controversial topic of race 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.
What the critics are saying...
"The Production itself is flawless. Director David Mackay moves his actors nimbly through the caustic, breakneck dialogue. Mamet is a tremendous writer...at times his brilliance is on full display. See it." (The Georgia Straight)
"This play achieves Mamet's intent to provoke and disturb audiences and is rife with shocking yet witty content." (Review Vancouver)
"Race is a rare play that stimulates both heart and mind. This production more than realizes the potential of the script, crafting a tightly-paced performance that will set your pulse racing in the theatre and your mind returning to it in the days and weeks that follow." (Laura Murray PR Reviews)
"Great direction and cast set it on fire. Race is riveting theatre!" (David C.Jones, Charlebois Post)
"Strong performances by its four actors and tight direction by David Mackay make the most of a David Mamet script that moves along like a game of ping-pong in which there are no winners." (Where.ca)
"This production will have you leaping out of the starting blocks and sprinting all the way to the finish line. Directed by David Mackay, it's all over in seventy minutes. It's a potent, profanity-studded exposé of racism and misogyny so interlocked as to be inseparable." (Jo Ledingham Review from the House)
Studio 16 (View)
1555 W. 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1
|Minimum Age: 13
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!