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David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander in chief It's November in a Presidential election year and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim Approval ratings are down his money's running out and nuclear war. I wish I had never read this Don t be like me

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November Vintage

Might be imminent Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post White House life Chuck isn't ready to give up just yet Amidst the biggest fight of his political career the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys saving them from th. It s been a while since I ve read Mamet Ideally I guess it shouldn t be read it should be seen but nobody was putting on a performance of November near meThis is about a president as it gets closer and closer to election day and the poll numbers aren t looking good It s about desperation loss failure and frustration among other things but it also happens to be very funny Mamet s not generally known for his imagination but he builds a lot out of very little here and the story uickly turns screwballThe play was written around the time Mamet s politics shifted conservative but the play doesn t have a political agenda Politics are involved one of the plot lines relates to gay marriage but it isn t about anything specifically left or right leaningThe play reads fast and has a number of very funny lines as one might expect but it s only looking back on it now as I m putting this together that I realize all that it touched on It s probably too small to make a good movie but I d love to see a live show with a strong cast

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E slaughter before Thanksgiving and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support With Mamet's characteristic no holds barred style November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to wi. The usual Mamet dialog and male banter bonding Somewhat dated

10 thoughts on “November Vintage

  1. says:

    This is a lacerating play satirizing Americana in all its forms not just politics I so wish I had seen Nathan La

  2. says:

    Finished reading this the day the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage which is a nice little piece of kismetPlay is funny b

  3. says:

    I wish I had never read this Don't be like me

  4. says:

    Some humorous moments but has become somewhat dated since I saw it onstage in 2009 Better to see it live than on paper

  5. says:

    It might seem odd that the year Mamet declared that he was no longer a brain dead liberal in a belligerent op ed with that phrase in the title was the same year he decided what America really needed was a farce about a dim witted President who's basically a caricature of George W Bush and who loves to threaten everyone with being sent to Guantanamo style military prisons It's also a little ironic that the ma

  6. says:

    It's been a while since I've read Mamet Ideally I guess it shouldn't be read it should be seen but nobody was putting on a performa

  7. says:

    Sometimes it's hard to laugh when it feels closer to reality than it was in 2008 but as comedies go it's really a smart one

  8. says:

    The usual Mamet dialog and male banter bonding Somewhat dated

  9. says:

    So for a long time I thought you had to finish any book put in front of you or any book you’ve started It wasn’t until my first year out of college when my college roommate’s mom enlightened me with the knowledge that I didn’t need t

  10. says:

    I picked this one up at the library opened it right there at stayed at the library reading unable to put it down This is my first Mame

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