Season Event

Walnut Street Theatre: A Life in the Theatre

  • February 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s humorous and thoughtful play about two actors competing for the spotlight — and the dressing room! Inspired by his background as an actor, this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright wrote a very funny and touching story about two actors in a repertory company: Robert, a veteran actor, and John, a promising young actor. This hilarious work provides a backstage glimpse into the world of show business, and the challenges of the relationship between this mentor and his apprentice — from rehearsals to reprisals, and ego trips to acting tips. "Mr. Mamet has written — in gentle ridicule; in jokes, broad and tiny; and in comedy, high and low — a love letter to the theater. It is quite a feat, and he has pulled it off." (New Yorker)

Read a review from The Philadelphia Inquirer's online presence about Mamet's Life in the Theatre here.

Please note that this performance includes mature language.

$44, $37, $26