David Mamet's The Anarchist Will Play First Post-Broadway Run in Florida; Casting Announced

By Andrew Gans
February 12, 2014

Primal Forces will present the southeastern premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s The Anarchist, the short-lived drama that debuted on Broadway in 2012 with two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone and screen actress Debra Winger.



The production will run Feb. 28-March 23 at the Andrew’s Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale. The cast will feature double Carbonell nominee Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy.

"Two women and one unspeakable crime highlight this searing drama, as one character’s radical past in the turbulent 70s comes back to haunt her," according to press notes. "With a nod to his mentor, Harold Pinter, David Mamet once again employs his signature verbal jousting in this battle of two women over freedom, power, money, religion—and the lack thereof."

BRTG producer and artistic director Keith Garsson said in a statement, “We are so proud to be presenting the first post-Broadway run of David Mamet’s The Anarchist. It originally opened in December 2012 right next door to a revival of his earlier classic Glengarry Glen Ross. But while that play featured an all-male cast of con men, The Anarchist, in contrast, features two women caught up in the aftermath of a horrific crime. I saw the original production in previews and immediately felt it would be a terrific piece that would work very well in a black box setting. And with Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy we are very fortunate to have two of the area’s top actresses in complex roles that are both entertaining and enlightening.”

Tickets are $25 and $20 (previews Feb. 28-March 6) and can be purchased at www.brtg.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. Andrews Living Arts Studio is located at 23 NW Fifth Street in Fort Lauderdale.