7 - 18 April 2015
“ Ever-exhilerating, Mamet takes on herd thinking and timidity with great gusto, his characters’ ferocious exchanges always thought-provoking, indeed thought-demanding. ”
The Sunday Times
“ The explosive mixture of legal manoeuvrings, race, sex, media and class are all at work… Race will leave you thinking, questioning and re-examining your perceptions about “race”’. ”
‘We’re going to give them a surprise. Sufficient to get whosoever’s on the jury, to put aside all the nonsense they think they’re supposed to think about race. And rule on the facts.’
A hotel room in disarray – lamps broken, cigarette butts, liquor bottles – a dress, and a man accused of rape…
The accused white, the accuser black.
Two lawyers have to uncover and sift through the facts of the case: is the man guilty? And, irrespective of that, can his case be won?
Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s (Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, The Untouchables and Speed-the- Plow) play is a topical detective story about the perceptions and realities that colour our world: the subtle shades between victim and victimised.
as Henry Brown
as Charles Strickland
as Jack Lawson
Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ