The Drama Group’s fall show will be RACE by David Mamet. Two law partners, one black and one white, find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a young black woman. When a new, young, African-American, female, legal assistant gets involved in the case, individual opinions and prejudices that have been boiling beneath the surface explode into words. Dangerous truths are spoken, and no punches are spared in this provocative, intriguing, controversial, and brutally honest play. It’s a play that will long be remembered and discussed. It’s a play by a contemporary American playwright known for his masterful use of language. It’s a play about race.
Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, November 9 to 24, at 8:00. Tickets are $15.00 at the door ($10.00 for Drama Group members and subscribers). Special discounted tickets, undated and good for any performance, may be purchased in advance for only $10.00. Send a check payable to The Drama Group to 288 W. Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144-3319. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope or tickets will be held at the door until claimed. On opening night, Friday, November 9, every ticket purchased will admit two people.
The cast of RACE includes Jim Golden, Marc C. Johnson, Liz Priestley and Dante Zappala. Colleen Bracken and Marc C. Johnson are co-directing.
For more information about RACE and The Drama Group, visit www.thedramagroup.org or see The Drama Group’s Facebook page.