Other People’s Money
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by: Jerry Sterner
Wednesday, April 17 -
Sunday, May 5

Wed & Thurs 7:30pm / Fri & Sat 8:00pm
Wed & Sun 2:00pm

Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play

Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle’s computer is going tilt 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 community when he liquidates the assets?  Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since the year one and his chief operations officer.  They bring in a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. Should she use green mail?  Find a white knight?  Employ a shark repellent?  This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists.
 

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

“It held me, amused me, charmed me.” – N.Y. Post

Generously sponsored by:  Safety Zone and PCI Medical.

Purchase tickets on line now, please follow this link. Tickets can also be purchased by calling our box office on 860.767.7318.

Dennis Fox *  (William Coles) is a freelance actor and director based in New York City .  Regionally he has appeared in numerous Shakespearean roles including , Richard in Richard III, Leontes in Winters Tale, Angelo in Measure For Measure, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Petruchio in Taming Of The Shrew among others.  He has also twice performed the one-man show I Am My Own Wife.  Mr. Fox has been seen in productions in New York at venues such as The Mint Theatre, Clubbed Thumb Theatre, Soho Repertory Theatre and others. Favorite past productions include the original company of THE WHO’S TOMMY in La Jolla Playhouse, the National Tour of I’M NOT RAPPAPORT, with Judd Hirsch and Cleavon Little, and the title role in Andrè Belgrader’s SCAPIN at UCSD where he earned an MFA.  Dennis is pleased to be making his debut with the Ivoryton Playhouse.

 

Gary Allan Poe * (Andrew Jorgenson).  Gary has appeared with the NY Shakespeare Festival in NYC, the (late, great) American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, CT, the Colonial Shakespeare Festival in Westerly, RI and the Freeport Shakespeare Festival in Freeport, ME. He has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional theatres and summer stock. Recent roles include Macbeth in The Scottish Play, Gonzalo in The Tempest, Rembrandt in Rembrandt’s Gift and Frank in A Song for My Father. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a co-founder of Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT. Gary is privileged to perform at the historic Ivoryton Playhouse.  He has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1968.

 

Denise Walker (Bea Sullivan) is delighted to be making her Ivoryton debut as Bea in Other People’s Money. Past roles include: Playhouse On Park: Miss Poppenghul, Moonlight And Magnolias, Kathleen, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarden, Dora, Equus; Majestic Theater: Costanza, Enchanted April; Hartford Stage: Schoolmarm/Ensemble, Our Town; Centennial Theater Festival: Maria, Out Of Order; Warner Theatre: Grandma Kurnitz, Lost In Yonkers; Clockwork Repertory: Helena, Alone Together Again, Karen, Dinner With Friends; Acts Factory Players: Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein And A Companion, Boo, Last Night Of Ballyhoo; Lincoln Theater: Delia, Bedroom Farce; Valley Repertory: Big Mama, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Halie, Buried Child. Film work includes A Beautiful Mind, Mr. Deeds, Germ Of A New Insanity, Marci X and the TV/Hallmark film The Makeover. Denise teaches voice at Trinity College and Miss Porter’s.


Edward Kassar *
(Lawrence Garfinkle):  Theatre Credits Include: Of Mice and Men, Art, Buried Child, Misery, The Zoo Story , Hurly Burly, La Ronde, The Balcony, A Streetcar Named Desire, Becky’s New Car, My Three Angels, Fuddy Meers and others. Film Credits Include: Mulligan Farm , Nine Out of Ten, Scallop Pond, Voice From the Grave, Down Clown and others.

 

 

Elizabeth Donnelly * (Kate Sullivan) is delighted to return to Ivoryton Playhouse where she previously appeared in The Miracle Worker, The Rainmaker and Moon Over Buffalo. Regional credits include productions with PaperMill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Vineyard Playhouse, Stoneham Theatre, and WAM Theatre.  Elizabeth is a co founder and company member of Fifth Letter Productions.

 

 

 

Directed by:   Maggie McGlone Jennings

Stage Manager:  Theresa Stark *

Set Design:  Bill Stark

Lighting Design:  Marcus Abbott

Costume Design:  Kari Crowther

* member of Actors Equity

Purchase tickets on line now, please follow this link. Tickets can also be purchased by calling our box office on 860.767.7318.

 

Join us for an opening night reception with the cast following the Friday, April 19  performance.  Light refreshments will be served.

Press Release  – March 27, 2013

Stocks, shares, sex and doughnuts!

Other People’s Money
At the Ivoryton Playhouse

Denise Walker as Bea Sullivan and Gary Allan Poe* as Andrew Jorgenson

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? The answer may surprise you.

Edward Kassar* stars as Lawrence Garfinkle

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

Edward Kassar and Elizabeth Donnelly confront each other at the desk

Edward Kassar* with Elizabeth Donnelly* as Kate Sullivan

Directed by Maggie Jennings, the show features Edward Kassar*, Elizabeth Donnelly* – who was seen here in 2010 in The Rainmaker, 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.

Celebrations at the offices of New England Wire & Cable

Dennis Fox* plays William Coles with Gary Allen Poe*, Denise Walker and Elizabeth Donnelly*

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.

Purchase tickets on line now, please follow this link. Tickets can also be purchased by calling our box office on 860.767.7318.

Looking for something to do?  The Ivoryton Playhouse was voted Best Place to See Live Theatre by readers of the Shoreline Times.

Photos courtesy of Jim Harris

 
 

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Other People's Money was made into a film and released theatrically in October 1991 grossing over $25million in box office. Starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck and Penelope Ann Miller, the film is based on the play of the same name by Jerry Sterner.