On Our Shelves Now
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy
A very wealthy businessman buys a plane to carry his fiancée, a non-US citizen, into Canada. However, an unexpected landing of the plane prompts an investigation into the man's affairs based on his tax payment history. As his assistant tries to help him put things back together, secrets are revealed, and it is discovered the man is a powerful political insider who's been evading tax law. The investigation deepens and his future is even more at risk.
China Doll premiered on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theater in October 2015 under the direction of Pam MacKinnon.
"David Mamet has written a devastating portrait of a David Koch/Sheldon Adelson-style tycoon...The carefully parsed-out details make for a riveting second act. Much of the language is sublime and there are great one liners along the way." - The Wrap