Sunday, January 30, 2011


The Philadelphia Theatre Company is proud to present the Philadelphia premiere of David Mamet’s Race, running through February 13, 2011 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 280 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Although peppering his work with another four letter word, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Tony Award nominee David Mamet tackles the biggest four-letter word of all…..race! Two lawyers, one black, one white, are offered the chance to defend a wealthy white executive who is charged with a shameful crime against a young black woman. Not eager to take on the case but somewhat tempted by the money it will bring into the practice; the partners discuss the pros and cons in Mamet’s signature short, clipped dialog. It’s not until a series of “mistakes” are made by their young black female associate that the partners realize they no longer have a choice in taking on the case. Although one partner is convinced that the client is innocent and the other is unsure, the matter of innocence or guilt is less important than the building of a case to divert the jurors’ attention. When the young assistant becomes involved, raw emotions bubble to the surface. The dialog is gripping; the acting is first rate. The set, reminiscent of an office in a well established law firm, is stream-lined but efficient in its simplicity. Don’t miss a chance to see this explosive production.  The ending might knock you off your seat.  For tickets or further information, call 215-985-0420 or visit online at  

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