Jason Priestley Stars in Toronto Production of David Mamet's Race Beginning April 7

Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210") stars in the Canadian Stage production of David Mamet's Race, which plays Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre April 7-May 5.

Jason Priestley
Jason Priestley

Directed by Daniel Brooks, the production co-stars Matthew Edison, Cara Ricketts and Nigel Shawn Williams.

"Performing live on stage is an incredible thrill, especially when given such an exhilarating role," said Priestley, who plays shrewd lawyer Jack Lawson, in an earlier statement. "I am very excited to get back on stage with a group of very talented Canadian performers."

"When the wealthy (and white) Charles Strickland (Edison) is accused of raping a young black woman, he seeks representation from the only lawyers in town willing to take his case — a firm that boasts two ruthless, whip-smart attorneys — one white, one black," according to production notes. "With crackling wit and shocking dialogue, Mamet lays bare a corrupt legal system and a simmering sexual and racial rage that permeates North American culture."

The production also features set and costume design by Debra Hanson and lighting design by Kimberly Purtell.

For more information visit www.canadianstage.com.