PRESENTED BY GREAT NORTHERN BREWING COMPANY
Events are free to the public. Donations taken at the door.
Speed the Plow by David Mamet
Wednesday, June 13 at 8pm
National Parks Realty - 601 Spokane Ave, Whitefish
Starring Timothy Williams, Nick Spear, & Becky Rygg
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Monday, July 24 at 8pm
Starring Luke Walrath, Rebecca Spear, & Anthony Mead
All readings directed by David Ackroyd
Presented by Great Northern Brewing Company free to the public, ATP is presenting 2 nights of raw and relevant readings held in unconventional spaces around the Valley. Enjoy beer, wine, and riveting drama read by professional actors in the unlikeliest of places.
ABOUT SPEED THE PLOW
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Actor
Revived on Broadway in 2008, the original production starred Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver, and Madonna in this hilarious satire of Hollywood, a culture as corrupt as the society it claims to reflect. Charlie Fox has a terrific vehicle 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. As a ruse, he gives her a novel by “some Eastern sissy” writer that needs a courtesy read before being dismissed out of hand. Karen slyly determines the novel, not the movie-star script, should be the company’s next film.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play
The play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma's marriage to Robert, Jerry's best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry's dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance. Thereafter, in a series of contiguous scenes, the play moves backward in time, from the end of the Emma-Jerry affair to its beginning, throwing into relief the little lies and oblique remarks that, in this time-reverse, reveal more than direct statements, or overt actions, ever could.