David Mamet, who took on the subject of sexual harassment with his 1992 drama Oleanna, has once again ignited controversy, hitting the hot-button issue of our so-called post-racial society. When a rich white man is accused of raping a younger African American woman, he looks to a multicultural law firm for his defense. But even as his lawyers – one of them white, another black –begin to strategize, they must confront their own biases and assumptions about race relations in America.
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“Gripping. . . . Deep in its gut, Mamet’s new play argues, everything in Americaâ€”and this play throws in sex, rape, the law, employment and relationships”is still about race.” – Chicago Tribune
“A dramatist celebrated for introducing expletives to the American theatre now tackles a truly taboo four-letter word. . . . Most concerned with the power and treachery of language, Mamet remains American theatre’s most urgent five-letter word.”– Guardian