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Thomas Derrah, Jim True-Frost, and More Set for David Mamet Celebration, Sex, Satire, Romance, and Ducks

Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Frost

American Repertory Theatre and the MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training will present Sex, Satire, Romance, and Ducks, a celebration of David Mamet’s comic works.

The first production will be Romance, May 9-June 7, a courtroom farce of political incorrectness at the Loeb Drama Center. The cast will feature Remo Airaldi as the Defendant, Thomas Derrah as the Prosecutor, Will LeBow as the Judge, and Jim True-Frost as the Defense Attorney. They are joined by graduating Institute actors Doug Chapman as the Doctor, Carl Foreman as Bernard, and Jim Senti as the Bailiff. Next will be Seriously Funny, May 29-June 6, and evening of short comedies by Mamet, Harold Pinter, and Shel Silverstein at the Zero Arrow Club.

A double-feature will follow: Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Duck Variations, June 12-28, at the Zero Arrow Club. The cast of Sexual Perversity will feature Tim Elliot, Susannah Hoffman, Scott Lyman, and Rebecca Whitehurst, with Paul Stacey at the helm. Duck Variations will feature Thomas Derrah and Will LeBow as two grey-haired friends sitting at a lake shore bench watching ducks in the water.

Mamet was represented on Broadway this season by revivals of Speed-the-Plow and American Buffalo, and his last new play, November, was seen on Broadway last season. He plans to open a new play, Race, on Broadway in the Fall of 2009.

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