I have heard from several sources that the Phoenix Theatre has decided to extend its run of David Mamet’s “November.” My friend Chris and I saw this show opening weekend and loved it. Apparently, we were not the only ones.
According to the press release that Phoenix Managing Director Sharon Gamble sent me yesterday, “…audiences have raved about this laugh-out-loud, politically incorrect romp. Current events have given the play even more topicality. Says Producing Director Bryan Fonseca, ‘Current events have transformed Mamet’s comic observation of politics into a keen observation of the absurdity of politics. In a world where what’s good for the candidate trumps what’s good for the country, Mamet skewers a President’s plant to pardon all turkeys and pocket some change. While you’re watching, you just might be tempted to substitute “bailout” for “pardon” and “Wall Street” for “turkeys.” You’ll laugh till you cry. But you will laugh. And that’s a victory you can count on in November.’
The show now runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings through October 18, 2008. On Thursdays, curtain is at 7:00 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, curtain is at 8:00 pm.
If you email me, I will forward you the email that I received from Phoenix staff member Lori Raffel, which offers up to four tickets at the discounted price of only $15 each. The email says that I may tell my friends about this special offer, so that’s what I’m doing. I was just going to tell you to give the secret password, which is “turkey,” when you call the Phoenix box office. However, you also have to print out the email and bring it with you to pick up your tickets. So…email me (amarylliswriter at gmail dot com) if you want me to forward you the special offer.
I have over 4000 unique visitors to my blog each month now. What do you suppose the Phoenix would do if all 4000+ of you requested discount tickets to “November”?
Well, let’s not worry about that right now. Call 317-635-PLAY (7529) to make a reservation. (By the way, here is the Phoenix website but don’t click there until you’re ready to stay there. It won’t let you use your back-up button.)
I received Lori Raffle’s email first, and I was planning to look for a photo of a turkey in the “Creative Commons” area of flickr.com to put with my blog post, but then Sharon Gamble sent me the above photo so I’m using that instead. Thanks, Sharon!
David Mamet’s President Smith is a jerk, but mmm, I do love Chuck Goad in that silk robe. (Costumes by Lindsey Lyddan.)
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