Other People's Money
"The Ultimate Seduction": Sex, money, corporate raiders!
Winner of the 1989 Best Off-Broadway Play
Sharp dialogue, lots of hot-and-heavy innuendo, and an intriguing social dilemma.
Two viewpoints of financial dealing: you decide who's right
And we run it right up till the weekend before Tax Day.
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March 19, 2014
"McMullen's five-person cast does a nice job capturing the various characters. The two that keep the action going ,,,are Shea and Hale as they play their high-stakes money games loaded with sexual tension. Hale is particularly effective as he literally sings and dances some of Sterner's satirical remarks and easy transitions from hard-line, take-no-prisoners businessman to a more childlike enjoyment of the game.
--Sally Hogarty, CC Times
Piedmont Post March 19
"It's also an enormously entertaining ridea not-so-fictional
history lesson that rockets viewers right into the present. Garfield points out, in one generation we've gone from 'Ask not what your country can do for you' to 'What's in it for me?' to 'What's in it for me right now?' 'Other People's Money' is a sobering reminder of how we got here. Piedmont Oakland Rep has done a great job bringing it to life."
---Barry Willis, Critics Circle
Jeremy Larner, Screenwriter, Academy Award winner:
"When I saw their riotous and high-spirited production of "The Dining Room" by A.R.Gurney last holiday season, I thought here is a neighborhood theatre company whose work I do not want to miss. The Piedmont-Oakland Rep is thoroughly professional, under the direction of John McMullen, whose imagination and energy never falter, and who promises, with "Other People's Money" by Jerry Sterner, to give us an entertainment both witty and timely."
Larner won the Academy Award for Original Screenplay in 1973 for "The Candidate" which starred Robert Redford.
"Funny, serious, suspenseful, involving, disturbing, and above all, expertly crafted...It concerns the intended hostile takeover of a deserving but obsolescent Rhode Island family business, New England Wire and Cable, honorably and not unprofitably run, that provides jobs for an entire small town's population...Epic grandeur and intimate titillation combined. It is the most stimulating kind of entertainment." - John Simon, New York magazine.
Piedmont Oakland Repertory Theatre -- playing at Kehilla Community Synagogue (View)
1300 Grand Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|