David Mamet's RACE Opens Feb 22 At TheatreWorks New Milford

On February 22, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere David Mamet's controversial and provocative drama, Race.

When a rich white man is accused of raping a younger African- American woman, he looks to a multicultural law firm for his defense. But even as his lawyers-one of them white, another black- begin to strategize, they must confront their own biases and assumptions about race relations in America.

David Mamet is a playwright, essayist and screenwriter who directs for both the stage and film. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Glengarry Glen Ross. His plays include China Doll, Race, The Anarchist, American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, November, The Cryptogram, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Duck Variations, Reunion, The Blue Hour, The Shawl, Bobby Gould in Hell, Edmond, Romance, The Old Neighborhood and his adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance.

Note: This play has very strong language and controversial themes.

This production is under the direction of Francis A. Daley of Danbury, CT and features the following cast: Dan Lerner of White Plains, NY as Jack Dawson, Kevin Knight of Norwalk, CT as Henry Brown, Aaron Kaplan of Bethel, CT as Charles Strickland, and Danique Ashley of Derby, CT as Susan.

Race runs Fridays and Saturdays from February 22 through March 16, 2019. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. on one Sunday matinee March 10th. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel and Veterans with ID will be admitted for $20.00.

On Thursday, February 21st, Senior Citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday February 28th at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks' Pay-What-You-Want night where you name the price of your ticket. Doors open on both Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations can be made online at theatreworks.us or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks has been awarded "Best Small Theater in Connecticut" by Connecticut Magazine (2017), Best Community Theater in Connecticut (2014), and is a recipient of the Northwest CT Arts Council CultureMAX Award. They are a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.

Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East Street, New Milford.

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