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New Edge Theatre Pulls Race Card


The Edge Theatre Company is proud to present the regional premiere of David Mamet’s “Race” in their new home at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood, a partnership with 40 West Arts District, on March 15 – April 7.

To celebrate the new space, The Edge is hosting a Grand Opening Fundraiser Gala on March 15, 2013 at 7:00pm. Tickets for this event are $100 or $150 per couple and will include catered food, champagne, a ribbon cutting ceremony with Lakewood dignitaries, and the opening performance for regional premiere of David Mamet’s RACE at 8:30pm.

Described as a gritty comedy, “Race” follows “three attorneys, two black and one white, offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman.” The plot unfolds as the three lawyers and defendant grapple with the evidence of the case and their own feelings about race. Mamet has said that the “theme is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject.”

“…a new African-American recruit who has arrived in time to be on the team of what promises to be the firm’s stickiest case: the defense of Charles Strickland, a rich and famous white guy accused of raping a young black woman. The question of Strickland’s guilt leads to a broader examination of cultural conscience and paranoia. At the same time Mr. Mamet delivers a topical detective story, with sequins among the prime evidentiary clues.” – Ben Brantley, NYT

The cast includes Richard Cowden as Jack, Ampy Koranteng as Henry, Brian Landis Folkins as Charles, and Krisangela Washington as Susan.

The Edge Theatre
“Race”
March 15 – April 7*(please note date change)
Fri. / Sat. @ 8 p.m.; Sun. @ 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 & April 6 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for the March 15, 2013 Grand Opening Celebration are $100 for individual, $150 per couple.
All other dates $20 adult / $16 student & seniors
*303-521-8041 or online at http://www.theedgetheater.com.
*The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller Street, Suite 200, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking.

1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission

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