WBEZ | Geoffrey Owens http://www.wbez.org/tags/geoffrey-owens Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Discussing 'Race' on and off the stage with Geoffrey Owens http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-25/discussing-race-and-stage-geoffrey-owens-95809 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-25/Race Jeffrey Owens.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s play, <em>Race</em>, dissects racial issues with unabashed frankness and plenty of humor. It’s onstage now at the <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/" target="_blank">Goodman Theatre</a>. The setting: two lawyers, one black and one white and their young assistant, an African-American woman, try to navigate the minefield of race as they discuss a case they were forced to take on involving a wealthy and privileged white man accused of raping a black woman.<em> Eight Forty-Eight</em> sat down with one of the current production's stars, former <em>The Cosby Show</em> actor <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0654369/" target="_blank">Geoffrey Owens</a>, and WBEZ's Richard Steele to find out which conditions foster honest conversations about race.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:42:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-25/discussing-race-and-stage-geoffrey-owens-95809