PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Playwright David Mamet’s new Broadway play, “Race,” has moved to Philadelphia’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
While the directorial chores are now in the hands of Scott Zigler and there are some new cast members, the play has lost little of its nastiness.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 6-Year-Old Sahara Little After Car Stolen Outside Germantown Pizza Shop
The drama unravels in the law office of two practicing attorneys, one white, the other black. There’s also a well educated African-American female hired as an office associate who, in Act I, performs mostly routine chores.
There enters a young white billionaire searching legal representation in response to a charge that he has sexually attacked an African-American woman.READ MORE: North Philadelphia Community Welcomes Home 3-Year-Old Boy After Hit-And-Run That Also Killed Mother
There’s mushrooming nastiness on racial matters involving all parties including the attractive office assistant.
Mamet’s play demonstrates that, as Americans, we’ve become extremely adept at camouflaging our prejudices. And while there may be some elements a bit heavyhanded in “Race,” the play is well assembled and impressively performed by the Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets, through February 13th.MORE NEWS: 3 People Shot Inside Bar In Philadelphia's Holmesburg Section, Police Say
Reviewed by Bob Nelson, KYW Newsradio 1060.