Chicago, IL -Â By popular demand, Goodman Theatre adds two performances of Race by David Mamet, directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith. Starring Patrick Clear, Marc Grapey, Geoffrey Owens and Tamberla Perry, the Chicago premiere of Race is critically hailed as â€œthe dramatic equivalent of a brilliantly-rigged mine fieldâ€ (Chicago Sun-Times) and â€œintellectually salaciousâ€ (Chicago Tribune). Tickets start at $27 for the added performances (prices are subject to change) and can be purchased at GoodmanTheatre.org, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner for Race and WBEZ 91.5 FM is the Media Partner.
Â Additional performances of Race include:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sunday, February 12 at 7:30pm
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sunday, February 19 at 7:30pm
Race begins as a crime mystery, as two high-profile lawyersâ€”Henry (Geoffrey Owens) who is black, and Jack (Marc Grapey) who is whiteâ€”are called to defend a wealthy white client Charles (Patrick Clear) who is charged with the rape of an African American woman. The client admits that he was intimate with his accuser but vehemently denies the charges of rape, insisting that the sex was consensual and that he and the woman were in love. As the two lawyers mull over the potential pitfalls in accepting the case, they enlist the help of their new associate, Susan (Tamberla Perry), a young Ivy-League educated black attorney. In the lawyersâ€™ struggle to find the truth, their own prejudices are exposed, and they quickly discover that present-day racial and gender politics are as complex as the case in front of them.