By David Mamet
Directed by L.J. Summers
Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, May 6 & 7, 2019, 6:30p.m. at SCT Center Stage
Rehearsals: begin June 16, 2019
Performances: July 26-28, August 1-4, 8-11, 2019
Auditions will consist of cold readings from selected scenes of the play. These sides can be downloaded in advance below. Scripts may be checked out from the theatre’s business office upon request.
About the show: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet tackles America’s most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers at the head of a racially integrated firm 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. Contains strong language and adult content.
Roles (1 woman, 3 men):
Jack Lawson (40’s-50’s, Caucasian) a lawyer; in practice with Henry Brown for 20 years.
Henry Brown (40’s-50’s, African American) an insightful, no-nonsense lawyer. (THIS ROLE IS ALREADY CAST.)
Charles Strickland (40’s-50’s, Caucasian) a corporate executive; born into wealth, accused of rape.
Susan (20’s-30’s, African American) smart and ambitious; a young lawyer, legal assistant to Jack and Henry.