RLTP Unable to Offer Typical Talkbacks During David Mamet's RACE
Due to licensing & rights issues, RLTP is unable to offer its typical Talkbacks for Mighty Taco Talkback Thursday and Friday Night Coffee Talk programs during its WNY Premiere of David Mamet's Race. Student tickets for Mighty Taco Thursday performances will still be offered for $5 (with college ID), but there will be no post-show Q&A session. According to rights below:
This rider, attached to and incorporated by reference in the Agreement, is entered into as of the Effective Date by and between Samuel French and Licensee regarding the Property.
Until two (2) hours after the end of each performance of the Property, no presentation, performance or discussion of any type related to the Property, other than the Property as written by Author, shall be conducted or authorized by the Licensee in any venue ("Talkback Restriction"). In the event of a violation of the Talkback Restriction by Licensee, such Licensee's license shall be terminated, all sums paid by such Licensee shall be retained, and all royalties due shall be paid. Furthermore, without limiting any other remedies, at law or in equity, such licensee shall pay to David Mamet the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) for each single violation, as a reasonable and fair amount of liquidated damages to compensate David Mamet for any loss or damage resulting from each violation of the Talkback Restriction. By entering into an agreement for the Property, the parties hereto agree that such sum bears a reasonable and proximate relationship to the actual damages which David Mamet will suffer from each violation of the Talkback Restriction.
Road Less Traveled Productions will wrap up its 2013-14 season with David Mamet's Race. This explosive legal drama features a veteran cast of local talent playing characters who tussle over the difficult question of racial bias in crime. This play will receive its Western New York premiere when it opens at the Road Less Traveled Theater on Friday, April 25th.
Directed by Scott Behrend, this 2009 play from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Mamet starts off with two attorneys deciding whether to take on the case of a wealthy businessman charged with assault. What begins with a simple mounting of defense takes on much more complicated dimensions when a young law assistant suggests the role that race plays in this crime. Tensions rise between the two attorneys, one white and one black, as they begin to confront whether their perceptions of the case are blurred by the racial differences between the victim and the assailant. The cast features local actors Doug Zschiegner, Pete Johnson, Danica Riddick and RLTP Ensemble Member Dave Hayes.
Race opens on Friday, April 25th and runs through Sunday, May 18th, and will be produced at the Road Less Traveled Theater in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre. Tickets are $35 general admission and $17 for students. Groups of 10 or more may still apply for group discounts. You may order tickets online (www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org), by calling (716) 629-3069 or by visiting the RLTP box office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance.