NovemberOct 12, 2012
Written in 2007, NOVEMBER is an outrageous Oval office comedy. It revolves around fictional president Charles Smith days before his second election. With his poll numbers tanking, and his campaign funding drying up, the very blunt and not-so-politically correct Smith is desperate and willing to do anything to turn things around. Smith finds himself spinning strategies alone with his pessimistic senior advisor as his speech writer has gone off to China to adopt a child, his Chief Financial Advisor is vacationing in Nantucket, and his wife is busy deciding what White House furniture she'd like to take home with her.
And, then the National Poultry Association arrives with Turkeys to pardon and an audacious political power play ensues. NOVEMBER is a timely, wickedly hysterical and satirical, indictment of the state of politics and campaign wheeling and dealing with a Marx Brothers meets Mamet sensibility that’s not to be missed.
The critics cast their vote for NOVEMBER:
"David Mamet has dealt an ace." —The New Yorker
"A raucous new Mamet comedy" —The Times (London)
"Ferociously original… Rollicks from one politically incorrect punch line to the next." —San Francisco Chronicle
The season opens on October 12, 2012 with the Milwaukee premiere of David Mamet’s timely pre-election comedy NOVEMBER.
Tickets $20.00 Box Office: 414-332-3963 www.WindfallTheatre.com
About the Playwright: David Mamet is a prolific playwright, director, novelist, poet and essayist. His more than twenty plays include Boston Marriage (which made its Milwaukee premiere at Windfall in 2005), The Cryptogram and the Pulitzer Prize winning Glengarry Glen Ross. Born in Chicago in 1947, Mamet has taught at the Yale School of Drama, NYU, Goddard College and is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company.
About the Ensemble: Windfall has assembled an extraordinarily talented ensemble to take on the politicos in NOVEMBER. Under the savvy direction of Maureen Kilmurry artist and residence at Marquette University are Robert W.C. Kennedy as President Charles Smith, Kevin Hogan as Archer, Christopher Elst as the Representative of the National Association of Turkey and Turkey Products Manufacturers, Beth Monhollen as Clarice Bernstein and Michael Weber as Dwight Grackle. Oval Office set design by Carl Eiche and lighting design by Kevin Czarnota.
NOVEMBER contains Adult language and content and is best suited to those 17 and over.
A portion of the proceeds from NOVEMBER will be donated to The Milwaukee Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Dinners Program http://www.milmission.org/
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