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RACE by David Mamet

October 21, 2011 8:00PM  to  November 20, 2011 6:00PM

From America's foremost playwright, David Mamet, comes his most explosive four-letter word yet. Race.

This riveting new drama follows three attorneys, two black and one white, who must defend a wealthy, white executive charged with raping a black woman. Mamet's scalpel-edged intelligence and corkscrew plot twists challenge our perceptions of race, sex, power and betrayal. These issues offer ample nutrition for a full-course, post-theater dinner conversation.

  • Written by David Mamet
  • Directed by Sarah May
  • Who's Who in the Company

To facilitate post-show discussion, talk-back session are scheduled for Friday, October 28 and Sunday, November 6. The October 28 session will be moderated by Cool Cleveland's Thomas Mulready with panelists lawyer, actor and former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones and journalist Mansfield Frazier. WNPR's Around Noon host Dee Perry will moderate on Sunday, November 6 with panelist Prester Pickett, M.F.A., assistant to the director of the Black Studies Program at CSU, and a panelists to be named soon. Tickets are limited in our intimate Studio Theater and are expected to sell out fast.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Beck Center’s production of Race is sponsored by Cox Communications, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and Ohio Arts Council.

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