• Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents
  • 4 Nov - 4 Dec 2016
  • $35 - $49

A Life in the Theatre

By David Mamet


Who in their right mind would choose to be an actor? Stage veteran Robert and young up-start John are struggling to share a dressing room and the spotlight as they perform roles from the sublime to the completely ridiculous. Between murderous critics, lifeless audiences and other actors’ egos to contend with, there’s just got to be an easier way to make a living.

 

Photo by Helen White
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A Life in the Theatre is David Mamet’s “love letter to the theatre”, a comedic masterpiece about people who spend their lives pretending to be other people.

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By David Mamet

Cast

John Gaden
Andrew Henry

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Creative Team

Playwright: David Mamet
Director: Helen Dallimore
Stage Manager: Amy Morcom
Production Designer: Hugh O'Connor
Sound Designer: Jed Silver
Lighting Designer: Christopher Page

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Reviews

‘'Mr. Mamet has written – in gentle ridicule; in jokes, broad and tiny; and in comedy, high and low – a love letter to the theatre. It is quite a feat, and he has pulled it off’' The New Yorker

"A comedy about the artifice of acting...It is also about the artifice of living...An evening of pure theatre" New York Times 

"A comic masterpiece" New York Daily News 

"[Mamet has] the most acute ear for dialogue of any American writer since J.D. Salinger" The Village Voice

“Mr Mamet proves in this play…that he is an eloquent master of the two-part harmony”. New York Times 

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Performance dates in 2016

  • Previews: Fri 4, Sat 5 & Sun 6 November 2016
  • Season: Wed 9 November - Sun 4 December 2016

Performance times

  • Tue - Sat: 8pm
  • Sun: 5pm
  • Wed Matinee: 30 November at 11am
  • Sat Matinees: 26 November & 3 December at 3pm

Performance details

  • Duration: approx 80 mins, no interval
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Tickets

  • Standard $49
  • Concession $42
  • Groups (8+) $42
  • Industry* $38
  • Under 30* $35
  • Preview $35

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