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.