Speed-The-Plow poster

Show biz. Sex. Greed. Passion. With David Mackay at the helm, Mitch and Murray Productions returns with another fiery play by David Mamet, Speed-the-Plow, running November 13 to 29 at Studio 16 Theatre.

When a hugely bankable star agrees to appear in a sure-fire commercial hit, film producers Bobby Gould (Craig Erickson) and Charlie Fox (Aaron Craven) are convinced this is the break of a lifetime. That is until Karen (Kayla Deorksen), a temporary secretary, derails the dream when she persuades Bobby to dump the blockbuster in favour of a story which can only be described as box-office poison, Charlie is forced to resort to desperate measures.

Speed-the-Plow is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood, filled with Mamet’s trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue.

David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow

Dates: November 13 to 29; Tuesday through Saturday, 8 pm
Venue: Studio 16, 1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Fridays/Saturdays, $28 adults, $23 students; Wednesdays/Thursdays, $23 adults, $18 students; available in advance online.
Discounted tickets: 2-for-1 Tuesdays ($25 for 2 tix) and November 12 preview, $12

About Mitch and Murray Productions
With nine Jessie nominations, Mitch and Murray is a theatre company that lives on the edge, with a focus on contemporary, character-driven storytelling that rocks the status quo and provokes laughter, cringing and lively debate. Recent works include the Vancouver premieres of Pulitzer-nominated Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo, Lungs by Duncan MacMillan, and Race by David Mamet — all contemporary urban stories, with morally complex and unpredictable characters.

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