'Imagining Madoff' As Monster and As Human

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Imagining Madoff Rick Foucheux as Bernie Madoff (left) and Mike Nussbaum as Solomon Galkin in 'Imagining Madoff.' (C. Stanley Photography/Theater J)

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.

Comments [1]

jimbojamesiv from new york

Why would anyone write a play about Madoof? Who cares about him? The only reason I can imagine someone writing a play about Madoof is because they secretly admire him and wish to spin his story. Yes, I intentionally-unintentionally misspelled Madoof's name. Why? Because my time has better things to do then worrying about the proper spelling of someone who is worthless.

Sep. 28 2011 05:13 AM

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