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The Treasurer

 



At Playwrights Horizons, a mother and her son are forced to rethink their relationship (and their past) when he assumes the unwanted position of managing her finances—which are fast dwindling along with her happiness and her senses.

From the producers: Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely, and fading fast. And she’s spending all of her children’s money, forcing her son to assume the unwanted role of "The Treasurer:" an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. In this darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait, Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience.

"The Treasurer" marks the Playwrights Horizons debut of author Max Posner. His plays include "The Thing About Air Travel," "The Famished," "Gun Logistics," "SNORE (and other sorts of breathing)" and "Judy." His plays have been staged and developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Page 73, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, The Hangar Theatre, Curious Theatre Company and Production Workshop.

Leading the cast of "The Treasurer" are Tony winner Deanna Dunagan ("August: Osage County") and Tony nominee Peter Friedman ("Ragtime"). Drama Desk winner David Cromer ("The Band's Visit") directs.

What's Playwrights Horizons? PH is a long-running Off-Broadway theatre on West 42nd that develops new plays by both veteran scribes and folks just off the radish truck (admittedly, the radish truck might have made a stop at an MFA playwriting program). The shows are produced in the company's state-of-the-art venues on West 42nd Street, with production standards equal to the best of Off-Broadway....generally, nothing too conceptual or provocative, just interesting plays, well rendered. More here.

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