The last serious Nashville mounting of this David Mamet work was in 2001 by Actors Bridge Ensemble. The play won the New York Drama Critics Circle award and an Obie award, was nominated for two Tony awards and has had numerous notable revivals, with both Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman having had serious cracks at the role of the intense, foul-mouthed Teach — Pacino on Broadway in 1983 and Hoffman in the 1996 feature film. It’s a major entry in the Mamet catalog and it helped launch his career, which means the tale of small-time 1970s Chicago chiselers is expletive-laced and loaded for bear, though also going on 40 years old. Yet it’s always interesting to see what actors achieve with the terse, gruff dialogue and staccato approach to language. In this case, the ACT I fall season opener offers a nice mix of experienced players and younger talent with David Chattam, Phil Brady and Zack McCann. Ryan Williams directs.