By David Mamet

August 2 to August 19 • 2018

With Jody Durham, Fredrick Lopez, Campbell Martin, Robert Nott, and Geoffrey Pomeroy. 

Directed by Nicholas Ballas

With Mamet’s usual no-holds-barred style, his 2008 Oval Office satire is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of American politics in the Age of the Deal. Written nine years before the advent of Donald Trump, the play is amazingly prescient.

“This is satire with a scorpion’s sting.”

“Mamet’s new Oval Office satire, November . . . is a hilarious demonstration of the fact that we live in an age of equality: all classes are criminal.”
The New Yorker

dates and times

Thursday • August 2 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday •  August 3 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • August 4 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • August 5 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • August 9 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday •  August 10 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • August 11 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • August 12 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • August 16 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday •  August 17 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • August 18 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • August 19 • 2 p.m.

The play runs two hours with a fifteen-minute intermission.

director's note

David Mamet describes his comedy, November as “my play about a president—corrupt, venal, cunning, and vengeful—and two turkeys. And I gave this president a speechwriter who is a ‘brain dead liberal’ much like my earlier self, and in the course of the play, they have to work it out.” While this president may sound startlingly familiar, the play premiered almost a decade before the current administration took office. I am particularly drawn to this “fly-on-the-wall” perspective of the Oval Office and the wonderful opportunities it affords the actors to romp at will.

—Nicholas Ballas