Primal Forces to Present David Mamet's THE ANARCHIST, 2/28-3/23

Primal Forces to Present David Mamet's THE ANARCHIST, 2/28-3/23

Primal Forces, the brand new off-shoot company of the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, will present the southeastern premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet's The Anarchist. The production will run from February 28th through March 23rd at the Andrew's Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale, and will star current double Carbonell-nominee Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy.

Two women and one unspeakable crime highlight this searing drama, as one character's radical past in the turbulent 70s comes back to haunt her. With a nod to his mentor, Harold Pinter, David Mamet once again employs his signature verbal jousting in this battle of two women over freedom, power, money, religion-and the lack thereof.

Says BRTG producer and artistic director Keith Garsson: "We are so proud to be presenting the first post-Broadway run of David Mamet's The Anarchist. It originally opened in December 2012 right next door to a revival of his earlier classic Glengarry Glen Ross. But while that play featured an all-male cast of con men, The Anarchist, in contrast, features two women caught up in the aftermath of a horrific crime. I saw the original production in previews and immediately felt it would be a terrific piece that would work very well in a black box setting. And with Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy we are very fortunate to have two of the area's top actresses in complex roles that are both entertaining and enlightening."

"I only know it is the most challenging script I have ever tackled and I'm both terrified and ecstatic to be working on it," says Gardner. "No matter what you think of this'll never forget it. It's one of those pieces I dare you to stop thinking about."

David Mamet is a playwright, director, author, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. His plays include Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, A Life in the Theatre, Oleanna, The Cryptogram, and Race. Some of his films include: Redbelt, The Spanish Prisoner, House of Games (winner of Best Film and Best Screenplay at the 1987 Venice Film Festival), State and Main, The Winslow Boy, Oleanna, and most recently the 2013 HBO film Phil Spector, starring Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, and Jeffrey Tambor.

Tickets for The Anarchist are $25 and $20 (previews Feb 28-Mar 6) and can be purchased on line at, or by phone at 866-811-4111. Andrews Living Arts Studio is located at 23 NW Fifth Street in Fort Lauderdale.

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Carol Kassie Carol Kassie has had a deep and abiding love for the arts, particularly theatre, since she was a small child and her parents presented her with an original Broadway cast recording of "My Fair Lady". Armed with a degree in Theatre from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in Montreal, Canada, she became …a librarian. She spent 30 years in Ottawa, Canada, raising two children with her husband, Ralph, working first as a librarian and then in the family's Army/Navy business, all the while actively participating in many of the Ottawa Community's cultural events. A move to South Florida in 2001 offered her an opportunity to return to her first love, theatre, and she jumped at the chance – she currently does freelance theatrical marketing, public relations, and audience growth and development for various local and national theatres, theatre companies, and cultural organizations, and serves on the board of directors of the South Florida Theatre League as chairman of the Marketing Committee .

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