Fordham High School, Grade 10
November is a play taking place in The White House, and is about things a teenager normally wouldn't deal with, such as civil marriages, gambling, casinos, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions. This play, however is very comical, especially for certain audiences.November does touch on some very delicate subjects, and does have many curse words, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the show, and the wonderful performance by Nathan Lane. Lane does a great job, and really takes on the lead role - the part of The President of the United States of America.
November is clearly not a show for all ages; the evening I attended I noticed I was the only person my age there, everyone else seemed to be in their thirties or older. Even so, the first act had me in tears, it was so hilarious that I couldn't help but have to hold my stomach as I laughed. In fact, all the actors in this play put on a good show, and I must say did an outstanding job on not laughing themselves at some of the things they had to say. This play hits on all those touchy subjects you don't talk about in public. For example, Clarice Bernstein played by Laurie Metcalf is the President's loyal, lesbian speechwriter. She is, at the moment, writing an amazing speech, but she refuses to give him the whole entire script unless he marries her and her lover on national TV before he reads his speech. Although this play talks about some touchy subjects, it succeeds in also making fun of them in a very comical, respectful manner. This playwright, David Mamet, knows just when to make fun of someone or something, while still discussing very serious things.
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