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by David Mamet

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An explosive new drama from one of our most acclaimed playwrights.See more details below


An explosive new drama from one of our most acclaimed playwrights.

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“To call David Mamet’s language scathing, snappy and whip-smart is true, but trite. So I won’t. I’ll instead refer to the playwright’s words as poetry: not the lyrical lines conjuring images of flowers, but the exceedingly clever brutality that delivers a verbal punch to the gut.” –Chicago Theater Beat

“Scalpel-edged intelligence! RACE is an examination of cultural conscience and paranoia, and a topical detective story.” –Ben Brantley, New York Times

“A high-voltage melodrama, iRACE is unafraid to raise painful questions while dispensing prickly ideas and provocative dialogue amid steady suspense. Mamet adroitly mixes comic darts with tragic arrows, and the play is full of wry jokes, epigrammatic jolts and acrid, cheeky provocations.” –John Simon, Bloomberg News

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David Mamet (b. 1947) is an award-winning American playwright and screenwriter. His first and many subsequent plays were first performed by the St Nicholas Theatre company, Chicago, of which he was a founding member and Artistic Director. In 1978 he became Associate Artistic Director of the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, where American Buffalo had been first staged in 1975, subsequently winning an Obie Award and opening on Broadway in 1977 and at the National Theatre, London, in 1978. His greatest hits, Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna, followed in 1983 and 1993 respectively. Other works by Mamet published by Methuen Drama include David Mamet Collected Plays 1-4; American Buffalo; Sexual Perversity in Chicago; Duck Variations; A Life in the Theatre; Edmond; The Cryptogram; Reunion; The Woods; The Water Engine; Lakeboat; The Disappearance of the Jews; Speed-the-Plow; Three Uses of the Knife, and Dr. Faustus.

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