Asylum Theatre presents David Mamet’s 1988 dark comedy, Speed The Plow, at Shoebox Theatre, 2110 SE 10th Ave.
Newly-promoted movie producer Bobby Gould receives a sure-fire hit from his long-time partner Charlie Fox. The movie has action, buddies, a girl, and guaranteed fame and fortune for them both. When Gould’s secretary asks him to abandon the buddy film for an “artsy” novel, the balance of power gets upset and Fox’s pending fortune, Gould’s career, and the fate of their world are all at stake.
Artistic Director Jason Maniccia describes Speed The Plow: “The battle between art and commerce long predates this play and continues today. Mamet has so much to say but he allows the audience a lot of room to find it on their own and draw their own conclusions – about the confluence and conflict of art and money; about greed, sexual politics, loyalty, the importance of work, and the responsibility of storytelling.”
Onstage November 30 – December 23, Thursday – Saturdays 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 at asylumpdx.org.