PHOTO CALL: Val Kilmer, Allison Janney, Jeff Goldblum and More Celebrate L.A November Opening Night
By Krissie Fullerton
09 Oct 2012
Felicity Huffman, Ed Begley Jr. and Rod McLachlan star in David Mamet's broad political comedy November, which will officially opened Oct. 7 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.
November will run through Nov. 4 under the direction of Scott Zigler, who staged Mamet's The Old Neighborhood on Broadway.
"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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.