A Cover Story: Race

PlayBlog   A Cover Story: Race
With Oleanna back on the boards at the Golden Theatre and a double-header of his work running at the Atlantic Theater Company through Nov. 1, playwright David Mamet continues his busy fall season when he unveils his latest work, Race, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Nov. 16.

After closely guarding the plot through most of the development process, Mamet revealed the main details in mid-September: "In my play a firm made up of three lawyers, two black and one white, is offered the chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black young woman. It is a play about lies. All drama is about lies. When the lie is exposed, the play is over."

The playwright directs a cast that boasts the talents of James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas.


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