"We're going to give them a surprise. Sufficient to get whosoever's on the jury, to put aside all the nonsense they think they're supposed to think about race. And rule on the facts."
A hotel room in disarray - lamps broken, cigarette butts, liquor bottles - a red sequin dress, and a man accused of rape... The accused is white, the accuser black. Two lawyers, one black and one white, must uncover and sift the facts of the case. Is the man guilty? And, irrespective of that, can his case be won?
Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet's (Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, American Buffalo, The Spanish Prisoner, The Untouchables and Speed-the-Plow) searing drama is a topical detective story about the perceptions and realities that colour our world - and the subtle shades between being a victim and being victimised.