Sep 13 - Oct 6
Speed The Plow
by David Mamet
David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow is one of several successful plays he has written about the business world. Filled with Mamet's trademark, rapid-fire dialogue, Speed-the-Plow focuses on the ruthless nature of Hollywood and the movie industry...scrambling for “the deal”… finding the right script, right director, right cast… shamelessly using high artsy ideals to further a career.
A satire of Hollywood, a culture as corrupt as the society it claims to reflect. Charlie Fox has a terrific script for a currently hot client. Bringing the script to his friend Bobby Gould, the newly appointed Head of Production at a major studio, both see the work as their ticket to the Big Time. The star wants to do it; as they prepare their pitch to the studio boss, Bobby wagers Charlie that he can seduce the temp/secretary, Karen. Please note: Strong language may be offensive to some, intended for a mature audience.
Starring Sara Alida LeClair as Karen, Mike Martin as Bobby Gould, Jeff Hillman as Charlie Fox
Directed by Jerry Pilato
Special Guest Speakers
Sep 20th - Andrew Friedenberg, Cinema Society
Sep 29th - Craig Bentley, Image Works
Performance Dates: Sep 13, 14, 20, 27, 28, 29 Oct 4, 5, 6
Friday & Saturday 8:00pm/Sunday 2:30pm
Tickets: Adults $20, Mil./Sen./Stu. $17, Group $14 (8 or more)
*Open seating, doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Please contact us for handicap accommodation
About the Director
Jerry Pilato - Theatre Director. Jerry comes from San Antonio, Texas where he was Artistic Director for The Actors Theatre of San Antonio from February 1982 to 2005. He graduated from Toul American High School in France and attended San Antonio College and the University Of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Locally he has directed The Foreigner, Love Sex And The IRS and Biloxi Blues at The Sunshine Brooks Theatre in Oceanside; Four Dogs And A Bone, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Orange Flower Water and Glenn Garry Glen Ross at Compass Theatre (6th@ Penn) in San Diego; Plaza Suite, Visiting Mr. Green, Weekend Comedy and The Cemetery Club at The Broadway Theatre in Vista, at Lamplighters Theater The Hallelujah Girls, Stage Fright , The Dixie Swim Club and Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got The Will. He has been awarded Best Director awards from the Alamo Theatre Arts Council, in San Antonio for Chicago, and When Pigs Fly (Musical), I Hate Hamlet and First Night (comedy), American Buffalo, If We Are Women and Taking Sides (drama). Artistic Director for Different Stages/San Diego he has directed : The Dixie Swim Club, The Psychic, Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom, MOMologues, Race, Last Train To Nibroc, Lone Star Laundry and Bourbon and Santaland Diaries/Season Greetings. Also for Different Stages/San Diego he has produced Somewhere In Between, Burn This, The Sea Horse, Wrinkles, American Hero and The Brothers Lipschitz.