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.