Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle’s computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since year one and a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 2-5pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 7-10pm
William Coles – Mid-forties. Attractive, polished, President of New England Wire and Cable. A loyal employee, but very business savvy. He sees the writing on the wall, and wants the best for everyone, himself included.
Andrew Jorgenson – Chairman of New England Wire and Cable, 68 years of age. Passionate businessman who’s all about family and community. Sees the best in people and situations; bound to tradition.
Bea Sullivan – Longtime assistant and friend of Jorgenson. An attractive woman in her early sixties. Loyal, dedicated and nurturing. Stands by her friend and the company. Willing to sacrifice for the cause.
Lawrence Garfinkle – An obese, elegant, cunning New York “takeover artist.” About forty. Charming, yet ruthless. Nothing or no one will stand in his way, or will it?
Kate Sullivan – Bea’s daughter. An attractive, sexy, Wall Street attorney, about thirty-five. Strong-willed, and up for a fight. Assertive and aggressive in all areas of her life.