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Race, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

1 hr. 40 mins.
1 Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Oct 16, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
Aug 21, 2010
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What Is Race About?
Race is about three lawyers—two partners, one African-American, one white, and their young, African-American law clerk—who are deciding whether or not to take the case of wealthy white man accused of raping an African-American woman. The play, like the case, is not open and shut. Shame, guilt, class, sex, lies and, of course, race, are all provocatively stirred together in this fast-paced show that will probably leave theatergoers dissecting and discussing it long after the curtain goes down. As the playwright wrote in a recent essay about his work, “Race, like sex, is a subject on which it is near impossible to tell the truth.” Audience members will undoubtedly bring their own set of judgments and preconceptions into this work that delves into a most complicated and fraught subject.