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RACE by David Mamet

 

ITINERANT THEATRE BRINGS THE PLAY RACE BY DAVID MAMET TO THE LAKE AREA AT CENTRAL SCHOOL A&H CENTER ON MARCH 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29

Itinerant Theatre (IT) brings to the Lake Area the play RACE by David Mamet. The five performances are 7:00pm March 21, 27, and 28, and also, two Sunday matinees at 2:00pm, March 22 and 29. Location is Central School Arts & Humanities Center in the Benjamin Mount Theatre, 809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles. Tickets are $15, or $10 for students.

Written by acclaimed contemporary American writer David Mamet, RACE continues Itinerant Theatre’s 2014-15 theme of “America’s Unfinished Business: Freedom”. This hard-hitting, frank play is set in current times and explores issues of identity, race, racism and sexism. Two men, Jack Lawson (Caucasian) and Henry Brown (African-American) who run a mixed race law firm with one female intern, Susan (African-American), consider the pros and cons of defending Charles Strickland, a wealthy, white businessman accused of raping a black woman. The play is an examination of cultural conscience in the form of a playful, yet provocative, detective story.

RACE has an all-professional SWLA cast and crew. Jonathon Richards plays “Jack Lawson”, Tony James plays “Henry Brown”, Maya Manuel plays “Susan” and Michael Muffuletto plays “Charles Strickland”. Director and also Sound and Set Designer is Joy Pace. Stage Manager is Ronald Doyle. Lighting Designer is Norman McKnight.

The play is suitable for an adult audience because of adult themes and some language.

There will be one (1) intermission. Purchase tickets at www.itineranttheatre.com or at the door, or reserve tickets at (337) 436-6275.

Itinerant Theatre (IT), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, provides affordable, professional theatre for artistically underserved communities and professional development for performing artists. IT works in found space in collaboration with other artistic venues and other performing arts.

Race is made possible in part by two grants from the SWLA Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Tourism Marketing Initiative Grant 2014-15 and the Decentralized Arts Funding Grant 2014-15. Both grants are administered by the Arts & Humanities Council SWLA.

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