Shakespeare for Everyone


by David Mamet • directed by Joseph Small • September 29, 2002
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We counterfeited once for your disport
Men's joy and sorrow; but our day has passed.
We pray you pardon all where we fell short—
Seeing we were your servants to this last.

Rudyard Kipling, Actors

David Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such seminal plays of our time as Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, Oleanna, and Speed-the- Plow.  His A Life in the Theatre takes us into the lives of two actors; one young and rising into the first full flush of his success; the other 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, endlessly cyclical rhythm of the world.




John Jimerson*


Leo Bertelsen

Special thanks to Bev Lacy and Lucie Chin.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
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