'Imagining Madoff' As Monster and As Human
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Much ink has been spilled about the financial swindler Bernie Madoff since his multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme was exposed at the beginning of the global economic collapse. Madoff is, of course, imprisoned for what we expect will be the rest of his life. But now one of the most notorious American figures of the 21st century has been brought to life on the stage.
A new play, "Imagining Madoff," by Deb Margolin, was recently given its world premiere at Theater J in Washington, D.C. Charles Isherwood, theatre critic for The New York Times saw it, and talks with Jeff Spurgeon about what sort of payoff theatergoers might expect from this particular Madoff experience.