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A Life in the Theatre

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  3m

"A comedy about the artifice of acting... It is also about the artifice of living... An evening of pure theatre." - The New York Times

"A comic masterpiece." - New York Daily News

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-The-Plow, takes us into the lives of two actors: John, young and rising into the first flush of his success; the other Robert, older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre.
Cast Attributes
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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"A comedy about the artifice of acting... It is also about the artifice of living... An evening of pure theatre." - The New York Times "A comic masterpiece." - New York Daily News "The warmest and often the funniest play in town." - New York Post "[Mamet has] the most acute ear for dialogue of any American writer since J.D. Salinger." - Village Voice

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  • Neil Pepe and David Mamet on A Life in the Theatre

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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, Sp ...
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