What a timely revival of this 1980s satire on corporate greed – and a wonderful opportunity to return to my local neighbourhood theatre, Southwark Playhouse.
In Other People’s Money, the Wire and Cable Company of New England is a sleepy family-run business – that is until Larry-the-Liquidator threatens to bring a little corporate pillage to the village.
With a jam-today approach to both doughnuts and investments, Larry is accustomed to grabbing life by the assets. But CEO Jorgy has a different approach. Will his small town ideas stack up against booming Wall Street?
“Funny, serious, suspenseful &, above all, expertly crafted…. with both epic grandeur & intimate titillation” – New York Magazine
In this darkly funny 1980s play by Jerry Sterner, it all comes down to whether ‘values’ have their price. Other People’s Money is hailed by the New York Times as having “a heart of iron which beats about the cannibalistic nature of big business” – so brace yourself for a moral combover!
First seen in New York in 1989, Other People’s Money won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play and was adapted into the Hollywood film of the same name starring Danny DeVito.
Michael Brandon stars as CEO, the role played onscreen by Gregory Peck. This major new production, directed by Katharine Farmer, also features Lin Blakely, Amy Burke, Rob Locke and Mark Rose.