Ashley Wright and Julia Arkos. Photo by Bruce Monk.
Money for Nothing
Once you have Other People's Money, you never give it back.
by Edgar Governo
The production design of this show reflects the ways in which each side parallels the other. Using the same rotating stage seen at the beginning of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre season in A Few Good Men, the action switches back and forth between the Rhode Island office where Andrew Jorgenson (Harry Nelken) has run New England Wire and Cable for decades and the New York office (complete with a miniature version of the famous Charging Bull sculpture) where Garfinkle plots to purchase enough shares for a controlling interest in that company. More than just a clever way for director Ann Hodges to smoothly transition between settings with a quick change of lighting and a 180-degree turn, this setup shows how rustic New England charm and the cold glass and steel of Manhattan are never really that far apart.