Emmy winner Felicity Huffman will star as speechwriter Clarice Bernstein in the L.A. premiere of David Mamet’s November, according to the Los Angeles Times. Huffman will be joined by Tony winner Ed Begley, Jr. as President Charles Smith and Rod McLachlan as Archer Brown. November is scheduled to begin performances September 26 at the Mark Taper Forum and play a limited engagement through November 4.
November follows sitting President Charles Smith (Begley, Jr.), who is seeking re-election, and his relationship with his speechwriter (Huffman) and his advisor (McLachlan). November opened on Broadway on January 17, 2008 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, starring Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf and Dylan Baker.
Best known for her Emmy-winning turn as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives, Huffman appeared on Broadway in Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow. Her additional film and TV credits include Magnolia, Sports Night, The D.A., Frasier and Transamerica, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination.
Begley, Jr. earned a Tony Award for Inherit the Wind and has appeared on Broadway in Our Town, Zelda, Advise and Consent, Semi-Detached, A Shadow of My Enemy, Ankles Aweigh, All Summer Long, All My Sons, Pretty Little Parlor, Get Away Old Man, Land of Fame, Eyvind of the Hills, Going Up, Apartment 12-K, The Passing Show of 1913, The Aviator and The Red Mill. His film and TV credits include St. Elsewhere, Pineapple Express, Best In Show, This is Spinal Tap and For Your Consideration.
McLachlan’s Broadway credits include Holiday, The Government Inspector, Timon of Athens, Saint Joan, The Real Inspector Hound and the Fifteen Minute Hamlet, Our Town and Death and the King’s Horseman. His film and TV credits include Magnolia, Conspiracy Theory, National Treasure and Instinct.