Mamet’s November, in April and May

As I said yesterday: Jazz Fest is nearly upon us, and you don’t need me telling you what’s going on at the fairgrounds, or about the countless musical offerings around the city in conjunction with the festival. Instead, for the next few days (and next weekend), I am going to highlight some of the other things going on around town.

GoodLiver: No. What do you mean? I’m not going to Jazz Fest…
Fester: Yes. I mean are you actually not going, or are we just…
GoodLiver: No, we’re just…
Fester: We’re just “talking” about it.
GoodLiver: We’re just speaking about it. [Pause] As an idea.
Fester: As an idea.
GoodLiver: Yes.
Fester: We’re not actually talking about it.
GoodLiver: No.

Opening tonight, Theatre 13 presents David Mamet‘s November.

Here is a description lifted directly from my Facebook invites.

It’s November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent.

“With numbers lower than Ghandi’s cholesterol”, the incumbent must get a grip on lesbian marriage, Indian casinos, preposterous turkey pardons & questionable campaign contributions, without losing his grip on the Oval Office.

Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Chuck isn’t ready to give up just yet. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, a simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With Mamet’s characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.

Running April 23 – May 8. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lupin Theater at Tulane University. Seating is limited, so advance tickets are highly recommended. By them here.


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