The Woods (1977), Lakeboat (1980),


Edmond (1982)

The Woods, Lakeboat, and Edmond The Woods, described by the Chicago Daily News as a "beautifully conceived love story," is a modern dramatic parable in which a young man and woman who spend a night in his family's cabin in the woods experience first passion, then disillusionment, but are in the end reconciled by mutual need. Richard Eder of the New York Times wrote that Mamet's "language has never been so precise, pure, and affecting."

In Lakeboat, eight crew members aboard a merchant ship exchange their wild fantasies about sex, gambling, and violence. Michael Feingold in the Village Voice praised Lakeboat for its "richly overheard talk and its loopy, funny construction."

In Edmond, a man set morally adrift leaves an unfulfilling marriage to find sex, adventure, companionship, and, ultimately, the meaning of his existence. Jack Kroll of Newsweek called Edmond "a riveting theatrical experience that illuminates the heart of darkness."

One of America's most celebrated playwrights, David Mamet is the author of Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, A Life in the Theatre, and other plays and screenplays.

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