Next time I am in New York — and I don’t know when that will be — I will make time to see this. David Mamet wrote Race and directs it. The production, which opened Dec. 6  at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, stars James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas.
It is a play about lies, Mamet told The New York Times. It centers around three lawyers, two black and one white, who consider defending a white man charged with committing crime against a black woman. Based on the clips, the play draws laughter from the audience, which may be what the country needs.

2 thoughts to “Race on Broadway

  • Kristen

    Ooh – that looks good! I love David Mamet. I thought his play Oleanna did such a good job at exploring the complexities of feminism. Can’t wait to see what he does with this subject.

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  • Fanshen

    This looks terrific and I’m so glad we’re ready to explore issues of race on Broadway. Between this and discussions of a multiracial cast in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,’ the Great White Way may finally get some Color.

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