Main Street Players present RACE now through March 17

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 0 Comments

Main Street Players present RACE now through March 17
RACE debuted February 22 at Main Street Playhouse located at 6766 Main Street. The cast took on a topic that most people struggle with in America, race. David Mamet’s RACE, directed by Lowell Williams, opened to enthusiastic audiences.
The play exploits the lies people tell themselves about race. Three lawyers, two black, one white have the chance to represent a wealthy white man that is accused of a crime against a young black woman. In a series of events it becomes clear that it is not so much about the wealthy white man anymore.
Everyone has an idea in their mind, even before meeting someone, if they’re going to like them or not based on their race. The play showcases this in a way that some of the characters didn’t realize this was happening to them. Many people tend to jump to conclusions based simply on race.
“I use theatre to change and affect people on controversial topics”, said Williams. The play did a great job bringing to light topics that are touchy but need to be spoken of. Sometimes one thinks they are immune to certain issues because they’ve made up that idea in their mind, until another person makes them see things through their perspective.
Jack Lawson is portrayed by Christopher Dreeson, Henry Borwn is portrayed by Keith Oliver, Charles Strickland is portrayed by Brian McCormack and Susan is portrayed by Trittney Huzzie.
(Warning: This play contains strong language and mature subject matter.)
RACE runs through March 17 with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students, seniors and military personnel. Theatre League and Industry tickets are $20 with I.D. at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.mainstreetplayers.com, or at the door an hour before show time.

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