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Other People’s Money
at The Ivoryton Playhouse

Edward Kassar* and Elizabeth Donnelly* star in Other People's Money at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Corporate takeovers and romantic comedy make unlikely bedfellows in this though-provoking, fast-talking, satire of the excesses of the 80s, opening in Ivoryton on April 17th  Though this play premiered in 1989, it’s themes of passion, loyalty , betrayal and greed are sadly,  just as relevant today. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Jerry Sterner’s brilliant script skewers not only corporate raiders but all of us in our comfortable New England world. What is more important, our community or our pockets?
 
Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle’s computer is going crazy over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the small New England town when he liquidates the assets?  Opposing the rapacious financier are the elderly patriarch who has run the company since the year one and his chief operations officer.  When they bring in a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers, things really start to heat up, in more ways than one.

“Funny, serious, suspenseful, involving, disturbing, and, above all, expertly crafted…. [with] both epic grandeur and intimate titillation.” – N.Y. Magazine

Directed by Maggie Jennings, the show features Edward Kassar*, Elizabeth Donnelly*, Denise Walker, Gary Allan Poe* and Dennis Fox. The set design is by William Stark, lighting design by Marcus Abbott, and costumes by Kari Crowther.

Other People’s Money opens in Ivoryton on April 17th and runs through May 5th. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org  (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.

Pictured:  Edward Kassar* (playing Lawrence Garfinkle) and Elizabeth Donnelly* (Kate Sullivan)

Members of the press are welcome at any performance.  Please call ahead for tickets.

*member of Actors Equity

Generously sponsored by The Safety Zone and PCI Medical.

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