AUGUST 24 THROUGH
SEPTEMBER 8

SANTA BARBARA ACTORS
THEATER PRESENTS

SPEED THE PLOW
a play by David Mamet


 

GODSPEED THE PLOW

Though the wealthy and great
Live in splendor and state
I envy them not, I declare it
For I grow my own hams
My own ewes, my own lambs
And I shear my own fleece and I wear it

..................................................--Sir Walter Scott

 

The Santa Barbara Actors Theatre Inc. announces the opening of its third season at Center Stage Theater with a satirical look at the near wealthy and near great of Hollywood: David Mamet's Speed the Plow, staged by Norman B. Schwartz, starring Robert Riechel Jr., Kimberly Reeder and Christian Trask

When Speed the Plow premiered on Broadway at the Royale Theatre in May of 1988 with an all-star cast--Madonna, Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver--it broke the box office record for advance ticket sales, and won Silver a Tony Award. Newsweek wrote that "there's hardly a line in it that isn't somehow insanely funny or scarily insane." The New York Times called the play "Hilarious and chilling, with dialogue that skyrockets."

Playwright David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947, studied at Goddard College and with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. His first success was in 1976 with three Off-Off Broadway plays, The Duck Variations, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and American Buffalo.. Glengarry Glen Ross won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1984; Speed the Plow followed in 1988, and Oleanna in 1992. He is an active screenwriter and director, best known for his screenplays of Wag the Dog, The Untouchables and The Verdict., as well as his direction of The Winslow Boy and his own original scripts House of Games and State and Main.

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SPEED THE PLOW
TIMES: August 24-25-30-31- September 1-6-7-8 at 8:00 P.M.
September 2 matinee at 2:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $18.00 general admission


BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
The Center Stage Theater Box Office is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 P.M., and one hour before each performance. See below for location.

Tickets may also be purchased by telephone using
Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
Phone (805) 963-0408 (
V / TDD).


LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS
Center Stage Theater is located in the Paseo Nuevo Center, upstairs at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets, Santa Barbara, California.

Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.