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November (Mamet) - Full Length Play, Comedy

November (Mamet)

David Mamet

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573698125

With Mamet's characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.
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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - An office. The present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money's running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Chuck isn't ready to give up just yet. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys — saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving — and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With Mamet's characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.

REVIEWS

"This is satire with a scorpion's sting" - Variety

"A professional skeptic and an inspired word jockey, David Mamet can lay claim to the same connoisseurship of human folly as H. L. Mencken, who once observed that, in America, 'only the man who was born with a petrified diaphragm can fail to laugh himself to sleep every night.' Mamet's new Oval Office satire, November... is a hilarious demonstration of the fact that we live in an age of equality: all classes are criminal... Broadway comedy is generally a testament to Twain's maxim that honesty is 'the best of all the lost arts.' On the boulevard, laughter is meant to distract, not galvanize, to enchant, not disenchant. Into this weak hand, David Mamet has dealt an ace." - John La  hr, The New Yorker

"Ferociously original... and crisply performed, [November] rollicks from one politically incorrect punch line to the next." – San Francisco Chronicle

"Vaudeville meets current events... David Mamet just couldn't resist the bully pulpit of satire." – San Jose Mercury News

"Remarkable... one of the most profoundly laugh-out-loud plays that I have seen in many years." – BeyondChron.org

"The big, explosive laughter that starts early in David Mamet's November is of a kind I haven't heard in decades." – The Village Voice

"November gets my vote! Like an expert marksman in a shooting gallery, the playwright takes aim at just about every hot-button issue of the day, scoring a bull's eye every time." –Backstage East

"Sublime! One of the first breezy and intelligent comedies of substance we've seen in a long time" – The Villager

"Extremely funny" – The New York Times


Check out these photos from Center Theatre Group's production of November in October 2012.


November was first presented at the Barrymore Theater in New York City on January 17, 2008. It was directed by Joe Mantello.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 1f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

CHARLES SMITH
ARCHER BROWN - two men in suits
THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY AND TURKEY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS - a man in suit
CLARICE BERNSTEIN - a lesbian
DWIGHT GRACKLE - a Native American
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • November at Center Theatre Group

Author
David Mamet

David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Woods, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Reunion and The Cryptogram (1995 ... view full profile

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