In his latest work, playwright David Mamet tackles the biggest four-letter word of all…RACE! Two lawyers, one black and one white, find themselves defending a wealthy white executive against the charge of raping a young black woman. The plot unfolds as the three lawyers and defendant grapple with the evidence of the case and their own feelings about race. David Mamet is a playwright known for word play, finding humor, insight and brutality in our use of language to obtain our objectives. Because his naturalistic style includes street jargon, his scripts are often peppered generously with expletives. Mamet is the recipient of both a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
The GableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern Premiere of the play Race, by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet July 7 – August 5, 2012. Race opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on December 6, 2009, closing on August 21, 2010 after 297 performances and 23 previews. This is too hot a topic – examined by modern day standards to miss!
The GableStage is located in the eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel at 1200 Anastasia Avenue, in Coral Gables, FL. Valet parking is available. Free parking is available in the Biltmore parking area west of the hotel. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are $37.50 – $50.00, and may be purchased by phone at 305-445-1119 or online at www.gablestage.org.