PHOTO CALL: Felicity Huffman, Ed Begley Jr. and Rod McLachlan Star in David Mamet's November in L.A.

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04 Oct 2012

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

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

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Felicity Huffman and Ed Begley Jr.
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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."