"Other People's Money," Jerry Sterner's seriously funny play about Wall Street buccaneers and their hapless victims, will be the first production of the new year for the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue.
A near cult hit (especially with the investment banking crowd) when it first appeared on the New York stage in 1989, "Other People's Money" tells a cautionary as well as extremely entertaining tale that is as timely in the era of Bernie Madoff and the 1 percent as it was in the go-go '80s. "Other People's Money" opens tonight, January 10, and runs for three weekends, though January 27, at the Quogue Community Hall.
The Wall Street shark at the center of the high-handed high jinks is the larger-than-life Lawrence Garfinkle (aka Larry the Liquidator), played in Quogue by HTC veteran, Edward Kassar. His unwitting victim, the gentlemanly chairman of New England Wire and Cable, Andrew Jorgenson, is Terrance Fiore, making his third appearance on the HTC stage.
The sexy and smart-as-a-whip go-between, a young lawyer named Kate Sullivan, is played by a talented newcomer to the company, New York actor Adrianne Hick. HTC veteran Joe Pallister, returning to the HTC stage following his recent appearance as Dr. Mike Dillon in "Good People," is the play's narrator and New England Wire and Cable's president. HTC artistic director Diana Marbury plays Bea Sullivan, Jorgenson's long-time assistant and partner and Kate's mother.
Showtimes are Thursdays at 7, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2:30. Individual and group tickets, as well as gift certificates, are now on sale at www.hamptontheatre.org, or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. The Hampton Theatre Company will once again be offering special dinner theater packages in collaboration with Jonesey's Restaurant in Westhampton Beach. For more information, call 631-653-8955, or visit hamptontheatre.org.