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RACE is a success & continues this weekend

by carolyn with no comments

RACE, the play by contemporary American writer David Mamet, is off to a fabulous start with this cast of four.  Director Joy Pace is pleased!  Language is definitely “adult”, but the content plumbs the depths of some profound issues… humbling issues.  To this producer RACE is about the prejudice that is in all of us, prejudice on issues we have not examined.  Certainly the issues of race and racism — and even reverse racism -are center front.   But, there is also sexism.

RACE is fast-paced and delivered in an urban clip that is not second nature to the Southern ear!  Buckle up for this detective-like modern tale.

The play continues this weekend (March 27-29) at Central School, 809 Kirby St.  Shows are 7:00pm Friday and Saturday nights and 2:00pm Sunday matinee.  Tickets are $15 or $10 students.

Reserve will call tickets at 337-436-6275.  Buy tickets at the door or via www.itineranttheatre.com.

“RACE” opens this Saturday the 21st!

by carolyn with no comments

Director Joy Pace has moved the set of RACE onto the stage of the Ben Mount Theatre at Central School’s Arts & Humanities Center.  Cast is getting familiar with the stage and the austere, modernist set.  Norman McKnight has design the projection-centered lighting.  Lisa Domingues is running projection lights, and Stage Manager Ronald Doyle will manage backstage and run the sound board.   Actors continue to master the hard-hitting cadence of masterful, modern American writer David Mamet.

All things are a GO for opening night, which is Saturday March 21.  Shows run 7pm March 21, 27 and 28, and there are two 2:00pm matinees, March 22 & 29.  Tickets are $15 or $10 for students of any age.  See you at the show!

“RACE” is not only about race!

by carolyn with no comments

Itinerant Theatre is currently in rehearsals for the hard-hitting, who-dun-it play RACE by acclaimed American playwright David Mamet.  Director Joy Pace has been struck by the dilemmas which the sole female character “Susan” faces.  Susan, an intern in the bi-racial law firm of Lawson & Brown, could be treated with more decorum.  She could be given a last name.  She could be considered a female adult, rather than being called a “girl”.  Imagine if the intern were an African-American male.  Would the bosses call him a “boy”?  Nope.  Not gonna happen.  But Susan, an Ivy League grad and future attorney, one might presume, is called a “girl”.  And that is only the tip of this iceberg!  

“RACE” opens 7:00pm March 21.  It runs 7:00pm March 27 & 28, and there are two Sunday matinees, March 22 and 29, both at 2:00pm.  Other info:  809 Kirby Street, Central School Ben Mount Theatre.  Tickets are $15/ $10 students.

“Race” cast goes off-book

by carolyn with no comments

While Director Joy Pace runs the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-6 in San Angelo, TX, the cast of “Race” readies to go off-book.  “Race”, a typically hard-hitting David Mamet play, challenges cast and crew on several levels.  There are the dominant issues of privilege, race and racism.  But then, there is the more subtle issue of sexism.  Really?  Really!  Blend racism with sexism, and you begin to understand what African-American women in our culture face on a daily basis.  Maya Manuel takes on the solo female role of “Susan”, a lawyer working as an intern in this tough play.  See Maya as Susan balance the real world issues of a minority female in a white male-dominated world.  “Race” opens Saturday, March 21.