The title to Jerry Sterner's 1988 play - Other People's Money -sounds like the theme song for the American economy these days. But Sterner's comic play chronicles the machinations of Larry the Liquidator, a corporate raider who finds companies worth more dead than alive, then buys them up just to sell them off in bits and pieces.
According to Mimi Holloway, the show's director, the plot and dialogue are very current. "It's about greed, money and passion," Holloway tells us. "It's a small town, and if the company closes, it pretty much destroys the town. So it's not just a fight for profits, it's a fight for the workers." As serious as that sounds, the show has lots of humor. "And there's a subplot," Holloway says. "Larry is attracted to the lawyer hired to defend the company." Money, greed and the hots for opposing counsel? Yeah, this could get a little messy. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. April 18. Through May 1. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit www.theatresouthwest.org. $15.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: April 9. Continues through May 1, 2010