Friday April 18th 2014

Political comedy continues: “November” performances added

By: mainetoday.com


MAD HORSE THEATRE COMPANY EXTENDS ITS RUN OF DAVID MAMET’S NOVEMBER

Mad Horse Theatre Company is excited to announce that it is extending its run of  David Mamet’s side-splitting comedy, November, for a fourth weekend.  Pay What You Can performances have been added on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm, at Mad Horse’s new theatre at the Hutchins School in South Portland.

Mad Horse Theatre Company Board President David Jacobs explains how exciting an extended run is for the Company.  “When we rented our performance space from other entities, we were always at the mercy of someone else’s schedule, and an extended run of a popular show was virtually impossible.  Now that we have our own theatre, we control our schedule, and we can add dates when the audience demands it.  Nearly every performance of November has been sold out, so it’s clear to us that people can’t get enough of President Charles Smith.  We’re excited to be able to offer two more performances this weekend, right before the real election.”

With Mamet’s characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a relentlessly hysterical take on the state of American politics today–and a delicious antidote to this political season!

With election day looming, incumbent President Charles Smith sees his chances for re-election growing bleaker by the minute.   His campaign is out of money, and his staff is jumping ship.  Chuck hates his job– “too much stress, too little opportunity for theft,”– but he’s not ready to give it all up without a fight.  He comes up with a Hail Mary play, a last-ditch effort to use the annual turkey pardon as a chance to win back voters while making a quick buck on the side.

Mad Horse Theatre’s Artistic Director Christine Louise Marshall directs the cast of five, featuring Mad Horse Company Members Brent Askari, Burke Brimmer, and James Herrera, joined by Guest Artists Mark Rubin and Lisa Van Oosterum.

The extended run of November will be Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm, at the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland.

Performances are Pay What You Can at the door.  However, to guarantee a seat, it is recommended that reservations be made online at www.madhorse.com or by calling the Box Office at 730-2389.