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Race is a play by American playwright, film director, screenwriter and author David Mamet (born 1947) [1]. A white man has been accused of raping a black woman and the lawyers defending the case – black and white – have to argue the case to one another, the outside world and themselves.

The play premiered on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 16, 2009 in previews, officially on December 6, 2009, closing on August 21, 2010 after 297 performances and 23 previews.

Performance history in South Africa

2012: First performed in South Africa at the 2012 Grahamstown Festival with Michael Richard, Graham Hopkins and Sello Maake Ka-Ncube and Nondumiso Tembe, directed by Clare Mortimer, set and costume designs by Sarah Roberts and lighting by Mannie Manim.

2013: Performed at the Arena Theatre at the South African State Theatre, Pretoria, in 2013, with Hlomla Dandala replacing Sello Maake Ka-Ncube.


Race (play) in Wikipedia[2]

'Race' is a must-see winner by Peter Feldman (04/06/2013) in ArtsLink [3]

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