By Deb Margolin
Directed by Jerry Heymann
With Jenny Allen, Gerry Bamman, and Jeremiah Kissel
Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff is in prison, determined to control his own narrative for history as he dictates to a visiting biographer stories about his childhood, his family, women, money, and an all-night meeting he had with Holocaust survivor and poet, Solomon Galkin.
From the company who produced Hal & Bee and Less Than 50% comes a play critics called “intriguingly exercised” (Washington Post) and “rich with dramatic tension” (Tampa Bay Times), exploring themes of greed, willful blindness to the truth, and the beauty and danger of absolute faith, either in God or in men.
Led by Artistic Director Sarah Norris and Producing Director Michael Aguirre, New Light Theater Project is an ensemble-driven theater company that strives to capture the Little Theater Movement (artistry over commerce; producing new and classic works), supporting independent and emerging artists by providing and promoting growth opportunities through exposure to new audiences. Since 2013, NLTP has mounted over 20 productions which have received critical praise, including Hal & Bee and Less Than 50% at 59E59 Theaters.
Read more at: http://www.newlighttheaterproject.com
“Anyone telling me that Kissel’s performance—directed for all he’s worth by Jerry Heyman—isn’t one of the absolute best on a Manhattan stage right now will have an argument on his or her hands.” - New York Stage Review
“Obie-winning Deb Margolin’s brainy take on the greatest financial swindler of our times” - Theater Pizzazz
"Intense and fascinating" - Broadway World
"Whip-smart, tightly written" - Woman Around Town
“Jeremiah Kissel swaggering in a power suit gleefully gives us the ballsy Madoff we desire.”
“Gerry Bamman is drolly commanding”
“Jenny Allen is entrancing” - TheaterScene.net