Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine
Aug 092012
 

ED BEGLEY, JR., FELICITY HUFFMAN AND ROD MCLACHLAN

WILL BE FEATURED IN MAMET’S POLITICAL COMEDY “NOVEMBER”

AT CENTER THEATRE GROUP’S MARK TAPER FORUM

Playing September 26 through November 4, 2012

POLITICAL COMEDY NOVEMBER AT MARK TAPER FORUM

Felicity Huffman will be featured in “November” by David Mamet, playing at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, September 26 through November 4, 2012. The opening is scheduled for October 7. Photo by Tricia Lee Photography

POLITICAL COMEDY NOVEMBER AT MARK TAPER FORUM

Ed Begley, Jr. will be featured in €œNovember€ by David Mamet, playing at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, September 26 through November 4, 2012. The opening is scheduled for October 7. Photo by Tricia Lee Photography

Center Theatre Group has announced that Ed Begley, Jr., Felicity Huffman and Rod McLachlan have been cast in David Mamet’s “November.” Mamet’s fiendishly funny comedy set in the Oval Office will be presented at the Mark Taper Forum, September 26 through November 4, 2012.  The opening is set for October 7.

Just in time for the 2012 election, “November,” which will be directed by Scott Zigler, takes place a few days before a presidential election and incumbent Charles Smith (played by Begley) is in for a rough month — his campaign funds are running out, his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol” and the sofa needs to be reupholstered. But although his speechwriter (Huffman) seems to have defected, his chief of staff (McLachlan) has all but given up and his wife is planning for her post-White House life, Charles isn’t ready to throw in the towel quite yet.

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 win.

Felicity Huffman, the beloved star of Desperate Housewives, is married to William H. Macy, and has a long list of professional accomplishments which include film, TV and television series. Felicity Huffman, an Oscar-nominee, is an Emmy and Golden Globes winner as well as Independent Spirit Awards recipient.

Ed Begley Jr. with numerous credits in film, TV and television series, is well known for his roles on St. Elsewhere; Boston Legal; CSI: Miami and Gary Unmarried among others. Ed Begley Jr. is a passionate environmentalist and a vegetarian.
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