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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*
gabriel kuttner headshot robert pemberton headshot aimee doherty headshot

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.

Speed-the-Plow Trailer


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.

Performance Schedule:
*Please note: We have added a performance on Nov. 8, 2009 at 2:00pm

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