Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre Company brings David Mamet’s critically acclaimed masterpiece and Broadway hit Speed-the-Plow to Atlanta’s newest performance space this April.
Filled with Mamet’s trademark intense rapid-fire dialogue and provocative themes, Speed-the-Plow focuses on the ruthless nature of Hollywood and the movie industry.
Speed-the-Plow is one of several successful plays Mamet has written about the corporate rat race includinghis Pulitzer Prize winningplay Glengarry Glen Ross, which later became a classic film starring Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, and Kevin Spacey. Among some of his other works include plays American Buffalo, Oleanna, Race, November, A Life in the Theatre; and films The Untouchables, Hannibal, and House of Games.
The well-received Broadway revival of Speed-the-Plow in 2008 starred William H. Macy (Fargo), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). Among other renown actors that appeared in past productions of the play include Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum, and original cast member Madonna.
Speed-the-Plow will be presented by Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre in their latest venue located on the corner of Ponce De Leon and Highland Avenue in Atlanta. The play will be directed by Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre’s Artistic Director Grant McGowen, who most recently directed Pinch ‘n’ Ouch’s Bachelorette and starred in Tape in 2011.
In true Mamet style, Speed-the-Plow is back-stabbingly great fun that will offer Atlanta a compelling night of theater that you won’t want to miss.
Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet plays April 6 – 29, 2012 at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre, 1085 Ponce De Leone Ave NE. For tickets go to http://www.pnotheatre.org/.