"Stunning Drama from David Mamet Shows Struggle for Freedom Behind Prison Walls"
After three years away, David Mamet writes and directs a new Broadway play set in a location seldom used on in NYC theater in The Anarchist. Originally opening in London’s West End in late 2011, The Anarchist was a hot ticket to get. Expect the same in NYC with this Broadway show slated for a 14-week run at the Golden Theatre. BestofNewYork.com has great tickets for this capitvating story of wills thats set in a female penitentiary. Once being involved with an American radical left organization, Cathy finds herself in prison serving a life sentence. Wanting freedom, she speaks to the warden, Ann, who is bent on keeping Cathy locked away. A story of passion, revolution, deception and redemption, The Anarchist is a battle of wits between two impassioned women.
David Mamet is known for fierce, street-smart dialog rolling among his characters that is essential viewing for any traveler looking for the quintessential Broadway play experience. His classic word play evident his plays like the Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross, the Tony Award-nominated Speed-the-Plow and in Oscar-nominated films like The Verdict. There is no shortage of talent joining Mamet this time around with his frequent collaborator and NY show veteran Patti LuPone, who has won two Best Actress Tony Awards (Evita, Gypsy), playing Cathy. Playing opposite of LuPone is three-time Oscar Award-nominee Deborah Winger in her Broadway debut.
There is an assistive listening system at the theater. Drivers license or ID is required as a deposit.There are steps leading into the theater, so it isn’t completely wheelchair accessible.
May be inappropriate for children under 12.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted inside the theater.
November 12, 2012 – December 23, 2012
90 minutes with no intermission.