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Life, death and ducks

David Mamet play runs in James Bay

  • Apr. 20, 2022 7:30 a.m.

The Duck Variations, by David Mamet, will be proudly presented by Attitude Theatre and the James Bay United Church Arts Ministry for several shows this April and May.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet’s play is a profoundly funny rumination on life, death and ducks.

Ira Shorr and David Biltek play charming curmudgeons, enthusiastically sharing misinformation on a lakeside bench, in what The Guardian has called “a brilliant little play.”

Directed by Tony Cain, the performance runs at 7 pm, April 27-30 and May 5-7, and at 4 pm, as well on May 7.

The venue is James Bay United Church, located at 511 Michigan Street.

Tickets are $20.

“This Mamet masterpiece covers so much in the space of less than an hour…[it’s] filled with wisdom and befuddlement,” says Stage Door, St. Louis.

Mamet is one of the most prolific and influential playwrights of the latter-20th century; he’s also has also written a host of feature films, including the screenplay adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.

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