Jason Priestley Will Star in Toronto Production of David Mamet's Race
By Andrew Gans
Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210") will star in the Canadian Stage production of David Mamet's Race, which will play Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre April 7-May 5.
Directed by Daniel Brooks, the production will co-star 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 will play shrewd lawyer Jack Lawson, in a 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 press 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 will also feature set and costume design by Debra Hanson and lighting design by Kimberly Purtell.
For more information visit www.canadianstage.com.
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