Race

Presented by: MIFO

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8 pm

When a racist orders a “black and white,” he asks for separate glasses. — Roland Magdane

A rich white businessman is accused of having raped a young black woman in a New York hotel room. Two lawyers – one black, one white – as well as their black female assistant, must decide whether they will agree to represent this man. Their conversations deal with extremely delicate questions and present a brutal view of America, its racial conflicts and their implications in interpersonal and legal matters.

This is another brilliant suspense story written by American playwright David Mamet, whose plot seems to invoke the DSK affair. This is purely coincidental, because Race was a Broadway smash in 2009. This play is more concerned with lies than discrimination and justice. “Race, like sex, is a subject on which it is near impossible to tell the truth. In each, desire, self-interest and self-image make the truth inconvenient to share not only with strangers (who may, legitimately or not, be viewed as opponents) but also with members of one’s own group, and, indeed, with oneself,” wrote Mamet in the New York Times.

Director: Martine Beaulne
Playwright: David Mamet
Cast: Benoît Gouin, Frédéric Pierre, Gabriel Sabourin, Myriam De Verger

* Please note that the cast is subject to change without notice



Language: French

Tickets (all-in price):
Regular: $54.25
Member: $50.25
Student: $21.25 (Act now! Student tickets are limited.)


Venue: Harold Shenkman Hall
Genre: Musical/Theatre


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March 21 at 8:00 pm