Theater

Race

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 29 2015

David Mamet tackles race and the self-consciousness that surrounds it in this gritty drama following three attorneys called upon to defend a high-profile white client charged with the rape of an African-American woman. Peppered with “Mamet speak” (the cynical, edgy, overlapping style for which the playwright is famous), Race raises a number of issues — guilt and shame among them — that critic Ben Brantley suggested “should offer ample nutrition for many a post-theater dinner conversation.” So call it a date night and leave the kids at home. Morgan Clyde directs at the Rose.

Price: $10-12