Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cast Set For David Mamet's Provocative 'Race'

L-R (back row): Chris Bauer and Dominic Hoffman 
L-R (front row): DeWanda Wise and Jonno Roberts 
during the first rehearsal for David Mamet’s “Race.” 

            Casting is set for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s “Race,” which opens September 7, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.  Previews begin August 31, and performances run through September 28.
Directed by longtime Mamet collaborator Scott Zigler, “Race” features acclaimed stage and screen actors Chris Bauer (“True Blood,” “The Wire,” Broadway’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”), Dominic Hoffman (Mamet’s world premiere of “Faustus”), Jonno Roberts (Broadway’s “Take Me Out”) and DeWanda Wise (ABC’s “Firelight”). 
“Race” has set design by Jeffery P. Eisenmann, costume design by Leah Piehl and lighting design by Josh Epstein.  Casting is by Mark B. Simon, CSA, and the production stage manager is Kirsten Parker.            
In “Race,” Mamet tackles America’s most controversial subject in his provocative tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. In “Race,” two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with sexually assaulting a black woman.  When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface.

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