Race by David Mamet
January 30 - February 23, 2014
Directed by Edward Morgan
A Milwaukee Premiere
David Cecsarini as Jack Lawson
Lee Palmer as Henry Brown
Jonathan Smoots as Charles Strickland
Tiffany Renee Johnson as Susan
A wealthy white man is accused of assaulting a young black woman. He denies the charge, claiming it was consensual. Two law partners - one white, one black - are considering the case, but they're doubtful of the man's veracity, and highly concerned about racial politics. Mamet pulls no punches as he cross-examines our views and prejudices of what is, arguably, the most complex and intransigent socio-political issue in America.
"One need not agree with everything they say to appreciate how badly we need such conversations, in our theaters and our lives - reason enough to make time for this show."
"Thanks to Morgan's fine direction and the immersive performances of his actors, it all spins by in a whirr of energy..."
"The path Mamet leads us down is booby-trapped with revelations that raise all kinds of questions."