David Mamet's drama "Race" opens Friday at Youngstown Playhouse as part of the theater's Griffith-Adler Series.
Mamet's play tackles the controversial subject in its title with a tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can't say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are spared.
David Alan Grier, James Spader, Richard Thomas and Kerry Washington starred in the 2009-10 Broadway production with Grier earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
Michael Hinge directs the Playhouse production, which features Timothy Thomas, Frank G. Martin, Bill Rees and Kim Voeks.
"Race" will be staged in the Moyer Room of the Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Nov. 22-23 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens and can be reserved by calling 330-788-8739.