Synopsis

Speed-the-Plow

$9.99

David Mamet

Published by Samuel French Inc

2 Male 1 Female

This is a hilarious satire of Hollywood, a microcosm of American culture

Charlie Fox has a terrific vehicle for a hot male movie star, and he has brought it to his friend Bobby Gould, head of production for a major film company

Both see the script as a ticket to the really big table where the power is. The star wants to do it; all they have to do is pitch it to their boss in the morning

Meanwhile, Bobby bets Charlie that he can seduce the secretary temp. As a ruse, he has given her a novel "by some Eastern sissy writer" that he is supposed to read before saying "thanks but no thanks"

She is determined that the novel, not the trite vehicle, should be the company's next project. When she does sleep with Bobby, he finds the experience is so transmogrifying that Charlie must plead with Bobby not to pitch the sissy film

"Hilarious and chilling" ~ N.Y. Times

"Mamet's clearest, wittiest play" ~ N.Y.Daily News

"I laughed and laughed. The play is crammed with wonderful, dazzling, brilliant lines" ~ N.Y. Post

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