Filthy Farce

Mamet skewers solipsism in Romance

And that subversion of ordinary judgment is what's interesting about the play's courtroom setting. You don't find out till the very end the reason for the defendant's trial, and when you do, it barely matters. No matter what he has done, he's no worse than anybody present: They're all pitiable beasts, innocent as lambs and guilty as sin. Mamet's big idea is that those who listen as intently as they judge might learn to perceive both at the same time.

Joe Kimble (left), David Kwiat, and Matthew Glass in 
Romance
Joe Kimble (left), David Kwiat, and Matthew Glass in Romance

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Written by David Mamet. Directed by Joseph Adler. With Antonio Amadeo, Matthew Glass, Joe Kimble, David Kwiat, Brandon Morris, Bill Schwartz, and Paul Tei. Through January 28. GableStage, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables; 305 446-1116, www.gablestage.com.

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