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David Mamet to direct his new play

David Mamet, the acclaimed and award-winning playwright of 'American Buffalo,' 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' 'Speed-the-Plow,' 'November' and 'The Cryptogram,' among others, will direct the world premiere of his new play Race, which will go into rehearsals on 26 Oct 2009, and begin previews on 21 Nov 2009. The play will open on 10 Dec at a Shubert theater to be announced.

Mamet�s staging credits include the world premieres of his plays 'Oleanna,' 'The Cryptogram,' 'Boston Marriage,' and 'Faustus,' as well as 'Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants' and 'Ricky Jay: On the Stem,' and various productions for the Atlantic Theater Company and Circle Rep.

For motion pictures, he has previously written and directed 'Redbelt,' 'Spartan,' 'Heist,' 'State 'and 'Main, Catastrophe,' 'The Winslow Boy,' 'The Spanish Prisoner,' 'Oleanna,' 'Homicide,' 'Things Change,' and 'House of Games.' For television, he has directed numerous episodes of his CBS series 'The Unit,' for which he also is creator and executive producer.

Mamet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' has also written 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago,' 'Lakeboat,' 'The Water Engine,' 'The Duck Variations,' 'Reunion,' 'The Blue Hour,' 'The Shawl,' 'Bobby Gould in Hell,' 'Edmond,' 'Romance,' 'The Old Neighborhood 'and the recent adaptation of 'The Voysey Inheritance.'

A two-time Academy Award nominee for 'The Verdict' and 'Wag the Dog,' Mamet�s additional film credits include 'The Postman Always Rings Twice,' 'The Untouchables,' 'Hoffa,' 'Ronin,' 'The Edge' and 'We�re No Angels.' His nonfiction work includes 'The Wicked Son,' 'True and False,' and 'Bambi vs. Godzilla.'

He is a member of New York�s Atlantic Theater Company, which he founded in 1985 with William H. Macy.

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