“Race” will be an Atlanta Premiere with media opening night February 28th, and playing through March 23rd at the Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center.
This powerful True Colors Theatre production will be directed by John Dillion.
Two prominent criminal attorneys, one Black and one white, are recruited to defend an aristocratic wealthy white client, who has been indicted for the brutal rape of an African-American woman.
This highly profiled racial criminal case manifests the blatant but unspoken racism still existing in America today.
Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of “American Buffalo” and “GlenGarry Glen Ross.”
Atlanta native Neal Ghant, winner of the 2005 Atlanta Journal Constitution “Theatre Actor Of The Year Award,” is one of the featured actors in “Race.”
“This is my third David Mamet show that I have performed in as an actor, and every time it has been enlightening,” said Ghant proudly.
In fact, Ghant was one of the featured actors in Mamet’s 1984 Broadway critically acclaimed smash hit play “GlenGarry Glen Ross” that was brilliantly staged in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre in 2007.
“The second David Mamet play that I have performed in as an actor was ‘GlenGarry Glen Ross’ that was staged at the Alliance Theatre with Susan Boothe as the Artistic Director,” said Ghant. “I played the role of Richard Roma.”
Ghant has been performing professionally for nearly 15 years, and was the featured actor in Mamet’s two-man play.
“The first David Mamet play that I was featured in as an actor was called ‘A Life In The Theatre,’ which was a two-man play,” recalled Ghant.
Ghant has always been excited about performing as an actor in any of Mamet’s classic body of works, and highly respects the award winning playwright.
“David Mamet can certainly write people very well,” said Ghant respectfully.
Ghant is a proud graduate of Tri-Cities Visual Arts And Performing Arts High School, wherein the precocious youth honed his skill as an actor under the auspices of drama instructor Freddie Hendricks.
Moreover, Ghant performed with the prestigious Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble that became a training ground for renowned Atlanta choreographer Neal Lane.
Atlanta theatre audience should “Race” to see Ghant show his True Colors as a critically acclaimed actor in this profound thought provoking play.