November

by Tristan Steel 20th September 2016


By David Mamet

 

Langley, WA: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) proudly presents David Mamet’s November, a political satire directed by Deana Duncan, this coming October 7 – 22.

 

Just as the 2016 Presidential election campaign enters its final weeks, November offers audiences a fiendishly funny, over-the-top take on the state of American politics. Only days before the election, and with poll numbers “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol,” President Charles Smith, the most inept, corrupt, and unpopular buffoon to hold the office, ponders his chances of reelection and any way to revive a floundering campaign.

 

Known for his acerbic wit and scathing social commentary, Mamet’s return to the theatre of politics is a politically incorrect cornucopia of corruption, misbehavior, betrayal, and extortion. In other words, politics as usual... It is said that art imitates life, but in this instance Mamet was ahead of the curve and the timing could not be more perfect.  November is a smart, funny insider’s look at the Oval Office.  It’s fast paced, hyperbolic, tongue-in-cheek humor is the perfect antidote to the current political angst gripping the nation.

 

Featuring David Mayer as President Charles Smith, Jim Scullin as the President’s lawyer and Chief of Staff Archer Brown, Tom Fisher (of The Rural Characters) as the National Association of Turkey Producers’ representative, Morgan Bondelid as the President’s speechwriter Clarice Bernstein, and John Macarro as Chief Dwight Grackle.

 

Recommended for mature audiences due to language and thematic content.

 

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the community of South Whidbey Island and beyond. WICA’s mission is to inspire, nourish, and enhance the artistic, social, and economic well-being of the community.

 

 

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