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The Penitent - Full Length Play, Drama

The Penitent

David Mamet

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573706462

"The Penitent is timely and exciting and, in the best of ways, awfully depressing." - NBC New York

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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Multiple locations with chairs and a table

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

A renowned psychologist, Charles, is asked to testify on behalf of one of his former patients who has committed a shooting. At first he is hesitant, and as his lawyer and his wife begin to tell him how he should handle the situation, Charles clings more fervently to his morals and his ethics. However, the tighter he clings, the more his reputation and career hang in the balance, especially as more truths are revealed about his relationship to his patient.

REVIEWS 

"Doctor-patient privilege, religion and infidelity are all worked into the mix, so much so that the story seems unbelievably loaded with twists, but that's part of the entertaining quality of it all, as are the elevated verbal rhythms that Mamet orchestrates so well into his dialogue." - BroadwayWorld, Read More 

"The Penitent is timely and exciting and, in the best of ways, awfully depressing." - NBC New York, Read More 

"You can still hear a little of that old MAMETIAN MAGIC. The language is both casual and formal and the result can be wonderful - like Schubert scoring a boxing match.” - The New York Times


Check out these photos from the Atlantic Theater Company production of ?The Penitent> in February 2017.


The Penitent premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City in February 2017 under the direction of Neil Pepe.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHARLES - a middle-aged psychologist.
KATE - middle-aged woman, his wife. 
RICHARD - a family friend. 
AN ATTORNEY
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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