The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to David Mamet’s The Anarchist

David Mamet’s theatrical brand is so strong these days, with not one, but two of his titles appearing on Broadway in the last 4 of 9 seasons, sometimes I feel like he doesn’t even have to name his plays in order to sell them.

The phrase, “New David Mamet play!” is the only thing a lot of theatregoers need to hear to purchase a ticket. (Whatta ya say, David, want to call your next play Untitled and see what happens?)

He did title The Anarchist, however, which is one of the two star-studded plays he’s got on the boards this season (along with the Pacino-laden Glengarry Glen Ross) and what a title it is.

Starring Debra Winger and Patti Lupone, The Anarchist (which we were honored to have rehearse at our studios), actually is about . . . “one women who is put away for life, and another who is committed to making her stay put.”

I mean, is that a Mamet blurb, or what?

So who wants to see it? Because I’ve got two tickets with a reader’s name on it.

Here’s how to win:

I’m predicting a huge turnout of this giveaway, and I’m also predicting a pretty big advance for The Anarchist, based on the Mamet brand.

What other playwrights have “star power” these days?  Do any?  Can a playwright sell tickets just on their own? If so, name that playwright!

Comment your answer below and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to The Anarchist on Broadway!


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