Photo by Don Kellogg

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Speed the Plow

An all-star revival of David Mamet's classic play about the art of the deal in Hollywood.  Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Raul Esparza (Company), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) all converge on stage to produce an engaging and energetic evening of theatre.  

The revival is as relevant today as it was in 1988 when it first debuted.  A quick 90 minutes rockets us thru "the deal", "the deception" and "the resolution".  Mamet's trademark style is powerful and direct - no words minced.  Superb performance and interpretation.  It's a briskly paced show and gets its point across without delay.