Speed the Plow

Ethel Barrymore Theatre |  Broadway  | October, 2008

A play by David Mamet

Directed by Neil Pepe

Starring Jeremy Piven, Raúl Esparza, and Elisabeth Moss

David Mamet satirizes Hollywood’s chasm between business and art as two powerful producers debate whether to produce a spiritual novel or a surefire blockbuster.  (Read more at playbillvault.com.)

"For its acting alone, this new Speed-the-Plow is a must-see."

- New York Post

"…Neil Pepe's taut Broadway revival keeps the verbal sniper fire swift and scathing, while the three accomplished actors make the air between them crackle with tension."

- Variety

“It's a measure of the blossoming triumph of commerce over art — not just in the movie business, but in television, music and, dare I say it, print and online media — that Speed-the-Plow seems even more topical today than when David Mamet introduced it.”

- USA Today

"The bilious business of moviemaking remains as hilariously nasty as ever in David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow, now two decades old but still packing heat in a sizzling revival which opened Thursday at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre."

- Associated Press