“A brilliant black comedy, a dazzling dissection of Hollywood cupidity and another tone poem by our foremost master of the language of moral epilepsy. . . .On its deepest level it belongs with the darker disclosures of movie-biz pathology like Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon. In a sense Speed-the-Plow distills all of these to a stark quintessence: there’s hardly a line in it that isn’t somehow insanely funny or scarily insane. . . . [It is a] scathingly comic play.”Jack Kroll, Newsweek
978-0-8021-3046-4 • $15.00 • Paperback • Sep. 1988
Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, disturbing play about the power of money and sex in Hollywood, and how they corrupt two movie producers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln Center to sold-out seats, rave reviews and much fanfare in March 1988staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silverand later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway.