"A very impressive production...benefits from an arresting cast. McCallum plays the heck out of his swaggering studio exec...Nelson gives a ferocious performance...and Marsh sells innocence masterfully."
- Star Tribune
"'Speed-the-Plow'...takes place inside a cool 'found' space in Northeast Minneapolis. The staging is innovative. The actors represent the top tier of Twin Cities talent."
- Pioneer Press
Hear actress Jane Froiland talk about us on Minnesota Public Radio's Art Hounds:
A darkly funny, hard-hitting drama that reveals the conspiracies and alliances created to ultimately pitch a script to a major Hollywood studio, Speed-the-Plow is a play about industry and revision, art versus commerce. As we follow the dynamic power struggles between two studio executives and one temporary secretary, we watch the lines blur between ambition, conscience, and self-preservation.
"Of all American playwrights, Mamet...remains the shrewdest observer of the evil that men do unto each other in the name of buddyhood."
-William A. Henry III, Time Magazine
The Miller Bag Building
861 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Photos by John Eastman
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What audiences have to say about
Dark & Stormy Productions:
- Cherry and Spoon theater critic Jill Schafer
"Dark & Stormy is on to something, providing an evening of entertainment that is hip and relaxed and evocative. People should check this breath of fresh air out."
- J.C. Cutler
"An exciting new company! Dark & Stormy is showing us what the future of Twin Cities theatre is: assemble a talented company of artists, give them challenging, interesting roles that make good use of their immense talent, and put the audience in a setting where they can be voyeurs to what is taking place."
- Jane Froiland
Dark & Stormy Productions seeks to enrich the community by providing artistically excellent, relevant, and thought-provoking professional productions that engage and inspire both the audience and the artists.
*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
"Speed-the-Plow" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.