by David Mamet
directed by Deana Duncan
President Charles Smith: David Mayer
President's lawyer & Chief of Staff Archer Brown: Jim Scullin
The Representative of the National Assoc. of Turkey and Turkey Products: Tom Fisher
President's Speechwriter Clarice Bernstein: Morgan Bondelid
Chief Dwight Grackle: John Macarro
Just as the 2016 Presidential election campaign enters its final weeks, November offers audiences a fiendishly funny, over-the-top take on the state of American politics. Only days before the election, and with poll numbers “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol,” President Charles Smith, the most inept, corrupt, and unpopular buffoon to hold the office, ponders his chances of reelection and any way to revive a floundering campaign.
Known for his acerbic wit and scathing social commentary, Mamet’s return to the theatre of politics is a politically incorrect cornucopia of corruption, misbehavior, betrayal, and extortion. In other words, politics as usual... It is said that art imitates life, but in this instance Mamet was ahead of the curve and the timing could not be more perfect. November is a smart, funny insider’s look at the Oval Office. It’s fast paced, hyperbolic, tongue-in-cheek humor is the perfect antidote to the current political angst gripping the nation.
The New York Times says, “November allows mainstream theatregoers to feel comfortable with Mr. Mamet…besides the thick swarm of obscenities that are de rigueur in a Mamet play, people end up rooting for this president even at his nastiest, the same way they once rooted for Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker. There are subplots involving the rights of Thanksgiving turkeys, the Native Americans’ claims on Nantucket, and a pork industry-sponsored “piggy plane” for the exportation of dissidents – a surreal silliness of a political satire!”
"Mamet’s favorite word begins with an “F” and it’s not “Fiscal” - Variety
Disclaimer: Recommended for ages 13+ due to language and thematic content.
October 7th - 22th, 2016
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