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In this outrageous new comedy, playwright Mamet skewers everything from sexuality to the justice system to world peace. In a world where nothing is as it seems, prepare to be offended!
(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works

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Awful! Could I get a REFUND?

First, let me say that I consider Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross a 20th century masterpiece. However this was dreck! I don’t mind that Mamet gleefully relished being politically incorrect and offensive. It just wasn’t funny--AT ALL! The humor was just plain silly, stupid, crass cornball. Yes, the comic timing was great and I loved hearing the late, great Fred Willard but it just felt that Mamet was just having some fun seeing how disgustingly offensive he could be. I have seen old Hee Haw shows that were more sophisticated and searing in their wit. Waste of money!

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A funny play but a rather forgetable work

I will say this I laughed lots during Romance and the play is definitely not for the politically correct but I was a bit taken aback that a great dramatist like Mamet would write such a silly and entertaining play with no substance that I could find.

Mamet has written some great comedies (Speed the Plow) but this is one of the only works I can think of that exists solely to be silly and make the audience laugh. The play is bordering on absurdist in ths structure and dialog but I could not really irk out a real theme or point in this work.

There is mention of justice, arab/jew/christian relations, and sexuality but I am not sure how Mamet wanted to tie those ends together. But as a whole a real funny (if empty calorie) play.

The highlight is Fred Willard (Best in Show) as the judge with a bad case of hay fever.