Race

Race

Race


RACE

Number of Previews: 23
Number of Performances: 297
First Preview : November 17, 2009
Opening Night : December 6, 2009
Closing Night : August 21, 2010

Opening Night Cast
David Alan Grier (Henry Brown)
James Spade (Jack Lawson)
Richard Thomas (Charles Strickland)
Kerry Washington (Susan)
Dennis Haysbert (Henry Brown)
Eddie Izzard (Jack Lawson)
Afton C. Williamson (Susan)



OVERVIEW

Race is the riveting new play by America’s foremost playwright, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plows, American Buffalo, November), in which three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

“SCALPEL-EDGED INTELLIGENCE!
An examination of cultural conscience and paranoia and a topical detective story, RACE raises issues, particularly on the ethnic varieties of shame and the universal nature of guilt, that should offer ample nutrition for many a post-theater dinner conversation..” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

A HIGH-VOLTAGE MELODRAMA! RACE is unafraid to raise painful questions while dispensing prickly ideas and provocative dialogue amid steady suspense. Author/director David Mamet adroitly mixes comic darts with tragic arrows, and the play is full of wry jokes, epigrammatic jolts, and acrid, even cheeky provocations.” -Bloomberg

“FASCINATING AND DRAMATICALLY CHARGED!

David Mamet’s provocative hot-topic new play is anything but simple. The questions it poses and answers its characters supply add up to an intriguing study of perception.” -Michael Kuchwara, AP

TASTY DIALOGUE, SPIKY CONFRONTATIONS, AND MORE THAN OCCASIONALLY BITING OBSERVATIONS!
Race riffs artfully on the subtleties of discrimination and guilt, resentment and shame, and its ambiguities appear designed to stir audiences into testy debates.” -Variety

CREDITS

Opening Night Production Credits

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, JK Productions, Peggy Hill & Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Scott M. Delman, James L. Nederlander/Terry Allen Kramer, Mort Swinsky/Joseph Deitch, Bat-Barry Productions, Ronald Frankel, James Fuld, Jr., Kathleen K. Johnson, Terry Schnuck, The Weinstein Company, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Stewart Mercer and Marc Frankel; Associate Producer: Jeremy Scott Blaustein

Written by David Mamet

Directed by David Mamet

Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Tom Broecker; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Associate Scenic Design: Jenny Sawyers; Associate Costume Design: David Withrow; Associate Lighting Design: Driscoll Otto

General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Bruce Klinger

Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Matthew Silver; Stage Manager: Jillian M. Oliver

Casting: Telsey + Company; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates, Irene Gandy and Alana Karpoff; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Interactive Marketing: Situation Marketing; Photographer: Brigitte Lacombe and Robert J. Saferstein

Opening Night Cast

David Alan Grier (Henry Brown)

James Spade (Jack Lawson)
Richard Thomas (Charles Strickland)
Kerry Washington (Susan)<

Dennis Haysbert (Henry Brown)
Eddie Izzard (Jack Lawson)
Afton C. Williamson (Susan)
Understudies: Jordan Lage (Charles Strickland, Jack Lawson), Ray Anthony Thomas (Henry Brown), Afton C. Williamson (Susan). Kari Nicolle (Susan)


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