speed-the-plow


V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Aaron Worley as Charlie Fox, Marc Comstock as Bobby Gould
Courtesy of Alan Mitchell

Arts

Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow tonight at Vortex

A group of morally bankrupt 1980s Angelenos snort blow, fornicate and screw each other over. David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow might as well have been written by Bret Easton Ellis. If you’re in the mood for a vice-filled Hollywood farce, The Vortex Theatre (2004 1/2 Cental SE) is staging Mamet’s play through May 20. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Click the above link to check out the Alibi’s review.

Aaron Worley as Charlie Fox, Marc Comstock as Bobby Gould
Courtesy of Alan Mitchell

Performance Review

Amoral in L.A.

The Vortex lines up David Mamet’s soulless film industry farce

Speed-the-Plow is a play about the coke-addled, fortune-obsessed, power-crazed workings of late-’80s Hollywood, fortified with typical David Mamet misogynistic underpinnings. Also in true Mamet fashion, it’s a story in which all of the characters prove themselves despicable, some more than others. Yet Speed-the-Plow still manages to be light, frivolous fun.

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