Felicity Huffman, Ed Begley Jr. and Rod McLachlan Set for November at Mark Taper Forum

Felicity Huffman, Ed Begley Jr. and Rod McLachlan will star in David Mamet's broad political comedy November, which will begin previews Sept. 21 at the Mark Taper Forum.

Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman

Begley Jr. ("St. Elsewhere," "Pineapple Express") will star as Charles Smith, a U.S. President seeking re-election, with Huffman ("Transamerica," "Desperate Housewives") as his speechwriter, Clarice Bernstein. McLachlan will portray the president's chief of staff.

November will run through Nov. 4 under the direction of Scott Zigler, who staged Mamet's The Old Neighborhood on Broadway. It officially opens Oct. 7.

Huffman appeared Off-Broadway in Mamet's Cryptogram with Begley Jr., as well as Bobby Gould in Hell and in the Broadway production of Speed-the-Plow.

November premiered on Broadway in 2008 starring Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf and Dylan Baker. Joe Mantello directed the Broadway production.

"Set just days before a major presidential election," original Broadway press notes state, "November involves civil marriages, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions."

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