Photo Flash: First Look at Alley Theatre's NOVEMBER
As the 2012 Presidential election campaign continues, David Mamet’s NOVEMBER offers audiences a fiendishly funny, over-the-top, no-holds-barred take on American politics. Unfolding in one day, just days before a national election and with poll numbers "lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol," President Charles Smith, the most corrupt and inept buffoon to sit in the Oval Office, sets his sight on a second-term. With his usual acerbic wit and edgy social commentary, Mamet’s latest masterpiece is a gleeful cornucopia of corruption and political incorrectness full of shady backroom schemes like Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon and an American Indian lobbyist who wants to turn Nantucket into a gambling resort that will leave you laughing out loud. NOVEMBER features Alley Theatre Resident Actors Jeffrey Bean as President Charles Smith, James Belcher as The Representative of the National Association of Turkey and Turkey Products, Elizabeth Bunch as Clarice Bernstein, David Rainey as Dwight Grackle, and Todd Waite as Archer Brown.
NOVEMBER includes scenic and lighting design by Kevin Rigdon and costume design by Blaire Gulledge with sound design by Pierre Dupree.
NOVEMBER, by David Mamet and directed by Sanford Robbins, begins performances Friday, August 24,opens officially Wednesday, August 29, and runs through Sunday, September 23 on the Neuhaus Stage.
Photos by Jann Whaley