REVIEW: 'Race' at Capital Repertory Theatre
By Bob Goepfert
Review of Race at Capital Repertory Theatre by Bob Goepfert
ALBANY – “Race,” playing at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany through Feb 12, is a funny and mildly provocative piece of theater.
It’s typical David Mamet fare in that it is not afraid to have fun with sensitive subjects like race and guilt, betrayal and sex. It’s filled with coarse language that, when delivered as correctly as it is at Capital Rep, can sound like hustlers reciting poetry. The plot has twists, turns and even a couple of red herrings.
If Agatha Christie were a hip cynic who knew how to write a funny line, she might have written a play like “Race.”
“Race,” at Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Performances Tuesdays-Sundays through Feb 12. Tickets $20-$60. 445-7469.
Sex, guilt and bold accusations permeate this provocative new tale from multiple Award-winning playwright David Mamet.
This gripping play tackles America’s most controversial topic with the brilliant language that only Mamet can bring to the stage. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman and when a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface.