Benet Catty Productions

The Shawl

Revival of the play by
David Mamet

Dates
2000
Greenwich Playhouse
London

Performances
12

Audience
276

Set Designer
Benet Catty

Lighting Designer
Benet Catty

Sound Designer
Andrew Smith

Company
Benet Catty Productions Ltd

Cast
Brett Goldstein
Xanthe Fuller
Guy Brickley

The Shawl is one of Mamet's least well known and shortest stage plays. Running 37 minutes, and played as a double bill in Greenwich with the final run of Sexual Perversity in Chicago, it tells the story of a clairvoyant, John, and his relationship with Charles and how it is affected by the arrival of Miss A, a recently bereaved woman who wants to decide whether or not to contest her mother's will.



In perhaps the least-stagey and most touching production by Benet Catty Productions, The Shawl struggled to find an audience for much of its two week run at a remote and under-resourced Fringe theatre, but still managed to receive two positive notices, and the plaudits of a public who got a rare chance to see two such contrasting plays by America's foremost playwright.

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