The Anarchist, by David Mamet, To Close December 16

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Producers have announced that The Anarchistthe new play written and directed by David Mamet,which began previews at the newly refurbished Golden Theatre on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, and opened on Sunday, December 2, 2012, will give its final performance on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the production will have played 23 previews and 17 performances.

The production stars two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, who previously appeared in Mamet’s The WoodsAll Men are WhoresThe Blue HourThe Water EngineEdmond and The Old Neighborhood; and three-time Academy Award nominee Debra Winger, whose previous stage credits include How I Learned to Drive and Ivanov at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and The Exonerated in New York. Winger is making her Broadway debut in The Anarchist.

David Mamet’s new 70-minute drama, The Anarchist, opened on Sunday night at the Golden Theatre. The two-character production, which stars Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, is the latest self-directed play by Mamet to open on Broadway. Just a few doors down a revival of his Glengarry Glen Ross prepares to open on December 8. In The Anarchist, LuPone plays the title character, imprisoned for life, and Winger plays a prison official who wants to make sure she stays inside.

The Anarchist features scenic and costume design by Academy Award winner Patrizia Von Brandenstein  (Amadeus) and lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher).