If you want a ruefully, deliciously entertaining primer on how we—the good citizens of the United States—came to suffer under the current economic regime, you should see the new Ghent Playhouse production of Jerry Sterner’s 1989 comedy-drama Other People’s Money.
This play takes the audience into the dark heart of American de-industrialization, as a predatory Wall Street investment firm sets its beady little eyes on a “traditional, antiquated, semi-rundown plant in a small town in Rhode Island.”
Other People’s Money, directed by Roseann Cane, opens tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 11) and runs through Oct. 27 at the Ghent Playhouse (6 Town Hall Road, Ghent). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $18. For more info, call (800) 838-3006.