TampaRep’s production of Imagining Madoff opens on January 8th and plays on Thursdays through Sundays until January 25th. Performances are in Studio 120 (TAR 120) in the Theatre Center on the USF Tampa Campus, 3837 W Holly Drive, Tampa FL 33620.
The theatre is thrilled to announce that Deborah Margolin will be present for the regional premiere of her play, Imagining Madoff. Maroglin will be at the performances on January 8th and 9th, with talkbacks with her and the cast after both performances.
Margolin is a playwright, actor and a founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She has toured throughout the United States. She has received many awards, inluding the Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award in 2008 and a 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.
In addition to her writing and performing career, Margolin is teaching artist. She has been artist-in-residence at Hampshire College and University of Hawaii; Zale writer-in-residence at Tulane University; and is currently an Associate Professor in Yale University’s undergraduate Theater Studies Program. At Yale, she received the 2005 Richard H. Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence.
Imagining Madoff was nominated in 2012 for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play in Washington, DC. The play’s New England debut, at New Repertory Theatre Company in Boston, was nominated for the Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production. According to theatre scholar Henry Bial, “Margolin is arguably the most important Jewish voice in America’s current ‘alternative’ theater scene.” He notes that Imagining Madoff “received rave reviews” when it opened in New York.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet this outstanding artist — and to experience her provocative and theatrical investigation of greed, ethics, identity, and the human spirit.
Imagining Madoff provides a searing and amusing exploration of guilt, greed and faith, through the imagined meeting of Bernie Madoff, Ponzi-schemer par excellence (Jim Wicker), and Solomon Galkin – poet, philosopher, and Holocaust survivor (C. David Frankel). The play moves in time and space from Madoff’s prison cell to Galkin’s study, and includes side trips to the SEC where one of Madoff’s secretaries (Joanna Sycz) testifies before the commission. The play presents “a roller coaster ride of emotions filled with passionate characters and funny, powerful, and shocking dialogue.”