Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Jason Priestley will play fast-talking lawyer Jack Lawson in the upcoming Toronto production of David Mamet’s 2009 drama Race. Directed by Daniel Brooks, the production will also star Matthew Edison as Charles Strickland, Cara Ricketts as Susan and Nigel Shawn Williams as Henry Brown. The Canadian Stage production will play a limited engagement from April 7 through May 5 at the Bluma Appel Theatre at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
In Race, wealthy white businessman Charles Strickland (Edison) is accused of raping a young black woman, so he seeks representation from the only lawyers in town willing to take on such an incendiary case: Jack Lawson (Priestley), a white man, and Henry Brown (Williams), a black man. Race premiered on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 16, 2009, starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas. Grier was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Race closed on Broadway on August 21, 2010 after 297 performances.
Priestley is best known as Brandon Walsh on the hit ‘90s TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. He currently stars as Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick on the HBO Canada series Call Me Fitz. His additional film and TV credits include Tombstone, Love and Death on Long Island and Haven. He previously starred in the West End production of Side Man.
Can’t wait until Priestley takes the stage? Click below to see him in a classic clip from 90210!