Theater preview: November at the Jewish Community Center

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From the October 18, 2012 edition

“November”

President Charles Smith’s re-election poll numbers aren’t doing so swell. His campaign funds are running low. A nuclear war is knocking on his White House door.

What’s a poor president to do? Fight to win, of course! Whatever it takes.

Playwritght David Mamet penned the comedic play “November,” which follows President Smith’s plots to win political favor inspired by his pardoning of a couple Thanksgiving turkeys. Mamet’s writing is known for its cynical but spot-on bite, and “November” is a brutally truthful comment on the lengths Americans will go to to win. As the real-American presidential election circus draws closer to the main attraction, “November” feels more relatable than ever.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus’ Gallery Players, the center’s acting troupe, is kicking off its 64th season with “November.”

Its main platform? Putting on a good show. Whatever it takes.