The Leader Newspaper featured an article written by Brian Murray. It begins:
"With David Mamet plays, one can expect profanity-laced banter delivered by smart-talking characters who are struggling with their circumstances in life. Although each of Mamet's plays are singularly different, there is an underlying style that is unmistakably unique....
"School," a short conversation piece between two educators, and "Keep Your Pantheon," a farcical look at an acting troupe in ancient Rome, prove to be curveballs for the prolific playwright. And for Brian Murray, the stage veteran who plays the main character in "Keep Your Pantheon," seeing this side of Mamet is enjoyable.
'It's fun,' Murray said in a recent phone interview about his new character. 'There's not a curse word to be seen or heard.'"
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Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) proudly presents the New York and world premieres of a double bill of one-act plays from Atlantic's founder. TWO UNRELATED PLAYS BY David Mamet: KEEP YOUR PANTHEON AND SCHOOL, directed by Neil Pepe, also features the ensemble cast of Jeffrey Addiss, Michael Cassidy, Steven Hawley, J.J. Johnston, Jordan Lage, Rod McLachlan, John Pankow, Jonathan Rossetti, Jack Wallace and Todd Weeks.
Brian Murray returns to Atlantic after starring in Hobson's Choice in 2002. He comes direct from the critically acclaimed production of Mary Stuart on Broadway. He previously appeared on Broadway in The Rivals, The Crucible (Tony Award® nomination), Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night, The Little Foxes (Tony Award® nomination, Drama Desk Award), Racing Demon, Noises Off, Black Comedy, Sleuth, King Lear, Da, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tony Award® nomination). Off-Broadway, he's appeared in Beckett/Albee, Scattergood, The Play About the Baby (Obie Award), The Entertainer, Travels With My Aunt (Drama Desk Award), Ashes (Obie Award), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Gaslight, Entertaining Mr. Sloane. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of fame in 2004 and has received a 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence and a 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.
KEEP YOUR PANTHEON AND SCHOOL is currently playing a limited engagement through Sunday, November 1, 2009. The playing schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8p, Saturday at 2p and 8p and Sundays at 3p and 7p.
Atlantic Theater Company AT THE LINDA GROSS THEATER is located at 336 West 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets are $65.00 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (ticketcentral.com).
For general inquiries and group sales for both theaters call 212-645-1242.