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November (Vintage) 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 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 the 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 win.

10 thoughts on “November (Vintage)

  1. Keith Moser Keith Moser says:

    Finished reading this the day the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage which is a nice little piece of kismetPlay is funny, but doesn t feel overly Mamet but it s still a little fucken Mamet Quite jaded, but I m excited to see this when it gets produced locally later this year Love how it s one set

  2. Playwright42 Playwright42 says:

    I wish I had never read this Don t be like me.

  3. James James says:

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

  4. Robert Starr Robert Starr 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 performance of November near me.This 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, fa

  5. Laura Laura 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.

  6. Susan Susan says:

    The usual Mamet dialog and male banter, bonding Somewhat dated.

  7. Jon Jon 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 to finish any book I didn t want to This DEFINITELY fell in that categ

  8. Marina Fontaine Marina Fontaine 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 Mamet play, and in spite of the crazy satirical premise, I still expected it to be essentially dark, but it s really not One can call it depressing only for the way it so accu

  9. Writer& Writer& says:

    With NOVEMBER David Mamet flexes his funny bone yet again this time during the election month of a president falling out of public favor As President Chuck Smith struggles to find the courage to fight for a second term, the reader laughs at the dismal state of affairs that is politics in America This satiri

  10. Allie Allie says:

    If I could give it stars I would I do not think I have ever read any book outrageously funny than this play, nor have I laughed aloud while reading A shocking and satisfying satire of the Bush presidency, I could hear Nathan Lane s voice in my head as I read Mamet s President s lines and was only mildly s

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