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Speed the Plow | [David Mamet]

Speed the Plow

Jaded Hollywood producer Bobby Gould has spent a career reaping what others sow, until the night he's forced to choose between his loyal friend's sure-fire hit and a beautiful girl's art-house project. During a wicked evening of seduction and manipulation, Bobby discovers that the power he exerts is more elusive than it seems.
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Jaded Hollywood producer Bobby Gould has spent a career reaping what others sow, until the night he's forced to choose between his loyal friend's sure-fire hit and a beautiful girl's art-house project. During a wicked evening of seduction and manipulation, Bobby discovers that the power he exerts is more elusive than it seems.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

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    Gwynne Alexandria, VA, United States 03-08-07
    Gwynne Alexandria, VA, United States 03-08-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Well done at all levels!"

    "Speed-the-Plow" is a fast-moving comedy/drama about Hollywood values (or lack thereof) done in David Mamet's characteristic machine-gun verbal style. As usual, Mamet's dialog is superb--funny and smart--although at times he almost crosses the line into self-parody. The actors, particularly Adam Arkin as a desperate studio exec. trying to use a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move up the production ladder, are remarkably good. The only reason I did not give it five stars is that the subject matter is not earthshaking; there is no tragic core here. Think of it as "Glengarry Glen Ross" lite. However, the play is relentlessly entertaining, and there are plenty of ideas thrown out about what constitutes a commercially viable film for the listener to ponder. Altogether, this is a highly enjoyable listen, and I think any modern theatre fan will enjoy it.

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    Maria Parkwood, Australia 08-06-10
    Maria Parkwood, Australia 08-06-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Love this"

    The excellent performances in this production make it a joy to listen to. Mamet's dialogue sparkles and crackles as it carries you along on this fun insight into life in the film industry. Even the music played between Acts is delightful.

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