RaceeBook - 2011
"Gripping. . . . Deep in its gut, Mamet's new play argues, everything in America--and this play throws in sex, rape, the law, employment and relationships--is still about race."-- Chicago Tribune
"A dramatist celebrated for introducing expletives to the American theatre now tackles a truly taboo four-letter word. . . . Most concerned with the power and treachery of language, Mamet remains American theatre's most urgent five-letter word."-- Guardian
David Mamet, who took on the subject of sexual harassment with his 1992 drama Oleanna , has once again ignited controversy, hitting the hot-button issue of our so-called post-racial society. When a rich white man is accused of raping a younger African American woman, he looks to a multicultural law firm for his defense. But even as his lawyers--one of them white, another black--begin to strategize, they must confront their own biases and assumptions about race relations in America. Currently playing to acclaim on Broadway in a production directed by Mamet, audience members may be moved to self-scrutiny by his signature gritty yet finely tuned language.
David Mamet is a playwright, director, author, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross , which also received a Tony Award nomination, along with Speed-the-Plow . Other of his plays include American Buffalo , Oleanna , and The Cryptogram .
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