a drama by David Mamet
directed by Robert Walsh**
Eric Levenson***, scenic design
Charles Schoonmaker***, costume design
Jeff Adelberg, lighting design
J. Hagenbuckle, sound design and original music
Amy Weissenstein*, production stage manager
Emily Page, production assistant
featuring Gabriel Kuttner*, Robert Pemberton*, and Aimee Doherty*
Cast (in alphabetical order):
Aimee Doherty*, Karen
Gabriel Kuttner*, Charlie Fox
Robert Pemberton*, Bobby Gould
*member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent national labor union
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829
Learn more about Speed-the-Plow
See what the Press had to say
Swear Jar Campaign
Look at production photos
Read the Notes on the Production
Listen to New Rep's Podcast Chats with Artistic Director Kate Warner, Director Robert Walsh and Scenic Designer Eric Levenson
October 18, 2009 - November 8, 2009
Press Opening Monday, October 19, 2009 @ 7:30pm
It’s a money-hungry business.
Speed-the-Plow exposes the greedy and opportunistic world of doing business. When an ambitious woman comes between two long-time friends, she threatens to derail the greenlighting of their surefire screenplay. In the business of making movies, we quickly learn that money talks, sex sells, and doing the right thing can be professional suicide. Coming off of a much-discussed, successful Broadway run, this 85-minute, hard-hitting play, by one of America's most revered writers, will have you questioning who your friends are and where your alliances lie.
"Mamet's clearest, wittiest play."
– The New York Daily News
"What makes Speed-the-Plow so exciting is its power to define and destroy an entire self-contained world through the tools and weapons of spoken words..."
– The New York Times
The performance runs approximately 90 minutes. There will not be an intermission.
Thank you to our
Legacy Producing Partners
Michael McCay and Dan Salera.
Photo Credit: Gabriel Kuttner and Robert Pemberton in Speed-the-Plow. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/ Brilliant Pictures.