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November - theater

November 9-19, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 3pm
San Miguel Playhouse, Av. Independencia 82
$300

November - theater

The San Miguel Playhouse is pleased to announce the opening of it’s most recent production, “November”, a political satire by David Mamet. November will open on November 9, at 7pm and runs from the 9th to the 19th, with shows at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3:00 pm for Matinees on Sunday.

David Mamet is consistently ranked as one of America's best living playwrights and screenwriters. He won a Pulitzer for his play Glengarry Glen Ross, and acclaim for other plays such as American Buffalo, Oleanna, and Speed-The-Plow. His screenplays include The Verdict, The Untouchables, and Wag the Dog. Mamet is known for his street-smart humor and unerring ear for speech.

November is one of Mamet's funniest and most accessible plays, a particularly timely sendup of our political system, the PR business, Native American casinos, and overseas adoptions. The play's scheming anti-hero, President Charles Smith, is a do-nothing, and as Election Day nears, his chief of staff and campaign committee have given up on his chances of winning a second term. But the President isn't ready to throw in the towel. The traditional Thanksgiving ritual in which the President pardons a turkey suddenly inspires him to risk it all in a breathtakingly outrageous scheme to grab more badly needed campaign money.

The play is fast-paced, witty, and full of quotable lines. The President says to Clarice Bernstein, his beleaguered speechwriter: “There are no solutions, Bernstein. There are only rearrangements of problems.” His chief of staff, Archer Brown, says: “We can't build the fence to keep out the illegal immigrants.”  Charles: “Why not?” Archer: “You need the immigrants to build the fence.”   
President Charles Smith is played (with craft and aplomb) by Jim Newell. His savvy chief of staff is played by Chuck Rubin; Kate Rowland plays the President’s speechwriter; Gregory Diamant plays the representative of the National Association of Turkey and Turkey By-Products Manufacturers; and Maggie Bunce is clan mother Jennie Lonecloud Grackle, head of the Mic Mac Indian Nation. The show is directed by Maggie Bunce.

The San Miguel Playhouse is located at Avenida Independencia #82 and offers free secured parking, reserved seating and a taxi concierge. Tickets for “November” are 300 MXN and are available in the courtyard of Mesones 57 from 2:30 - 5:30 every day except Sunday. They are also available on line at sanmiguelplayhouse.com and at the door, one hour before showtime for that day’s performance only. Also, please note, ticket sales on line end two hours prior to showtime and that “sold out” messages on the website only refer to on line sales. Tickets may and likely will be, still available at the door one hour before the show.

“November” is scathingly hilarious.  Don’t miss it.

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