7 - 18 April 2015

Race

  • Written by
    David Mamet
  • Directed by
    Stephen Macaulay
  • Produced with
    2Heavy Productions

“ 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”’. ”

Chicago Now

  • Written by David Mamet
  • Directed by Stephen Macaulay
  • Produced with 2Heavy Productions

‘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.

Cast

Tayo Elesin headshot

Tayo
Elesin

as Susan

Chris Tummings Headshot

Chris
Tummings

as Henry Brown

Ian Mairs Headshot

Ian
Mairs

as Charles Strickland

Jonathan Hansler headshot

Jonathan
Hansler

as Jack Lawson

Creative

Stephen
Macaulay

Director

Victoria
Spearing

Set Designer

Russell
Pearn

Technical Designer

Ana
Becker

Stage Manager

Location

Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ

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