Other People's Money

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Other People's Money: The Ultimate Seduction is a play by American businessman and playwright Jerry Sterner (1938-2001) [1]. It concerns the intended hostile takeover of a deserving but obsolescent Rhode Island family business, New England Wire and Cable, honorably and not unprofitably run, that provides jobs for an entire small town's population.

The original text

The play opened at the Minetta Lane Theater in 1989 and ran for several years. It starred Kevin Conway, Mercedes Ruehl, James Murtaugh, Arch Johnson, and Scotty Block.

Published by Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 1990.

Translations and adaptations

A film adaptation was directed by award winner Norman Jewison, and written by Alvin Sargent.

Performance history in South Africa

In 1991 the play was presented by Pieter Toerien (at the Alhambra Theatre in May and at the Theatre on the Bay in June and at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstwon), directed by Clare Stopford and starring Sean Taylor who was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award for his role. Also David Clatworthy, Jennifer Steyn, John Hussey, Vera Blacker. Lighting designer Jannie Swanepoel.


Google Books [2]

Wikipedia [3].

National Arts Festival programme, 1991. 44.

Die Burger, 11 March 1992.

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