By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Oct 04, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Timing, it is said often, is everything in life.

If that's true, then Windfall Theatre ought to be in for a magic run of "November," the David Mamet play that opens Oct. 12.

With election day right around the corner for all of us (thank God) the play gives us a preview of the world of politics as seen through the slightly skewed glasses hanging off Mamet's nose.

The play revolves around hapless President Charles Smith before his second term election day. His funds are drying up. His strategies have gone awry. And his advisers have scrambled out of town. Plus, his wife is trying to figure out which White House furniture she wants to take home.

As we watch our own candidates wobble toward their own finish line, watching fictional (but not so far from the truth) candidates do the same will provide a much-needed diversion.

With this campaign we can laugh, because we are supposed to, as opposed to all of the real campaigns.

This is a president who complains about the presidency "being full of too much stress and too little opportunity for theft."

The production at Windfall features one of Milwaukee's favorites, Robert W. C. Kennedy, who promises to make a deliciously hilarious president, struggling with how to raise money from the annual turkey pardon.

This is Windfall's 20th season of professional theater in Milwaukee. "November" will be staged at the Village Church at 130 E. Juneau Ave.

The production runs through Oct. 27, and tickets are available by calling the box office at (414) 332-3963.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

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