J CITY Theater presents the NJ Premier of David Mamet's RACE. Running Wednesday through Saturday - 8pm.
Show closes this Saturday, October 22nd.
RACE, is a legal drama / detective story that follows three lawyers who find themselves defending a rich, white businessman accused of a crime against a young African-American woman. Issues of class, shame, sex, gender, guilt and of course race are all provocatively stirred together in classic “Mamet” style. As one of America’s leading playwrights, Mamet is doing what he does best: choosing an incendiary topic and then asking more questions than he answers. Race has the quick banter of Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, the gloves-off approach of his Speed The Plow and provocative subject matter of Oleanna.
As the playwright wrote in a recent essay about his work, “Race, like sex, is a subject on which it is near impossible to tell the truth.” But ‘truth’ is exactly what the court system demands, which makes a perfect conflict for great theater. Audiences are sure to be debating the issues addressed in Race - long after the curtain has fallen.
"Sizzles with Energy" - The Wall Street Journal
"High Voltage Melodrama" - Bloomberg News
"Scalpel-Edged Intelligence" - The New York Times
Location: 252 9th Street between Erie Street and Jersey Ave.
To get more information or to purchase tickets - go to www.jcity.org