New Rep Announces Encore Run of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1

Joel Colodner as Solomon Galkin and Jeremiah Kissel
as Bernard Madoff. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures.

Due to critical acclaim and audience response, including 16 sold-out performances in Watertown, New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 1, 2014. The New England premiere, directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue, running through January 26 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, will then perform at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210, 264 Huntington Avenue, in Boston, MA, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP).

Tickets are $36 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep box office at 617-923- 8487 or online at Student, senior, and group discounts are available.

"We're so proud of this production," says New Rep Artistic Director Jim Petosa, who also serves as Director of the School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts at Boston University. "Margolin's substantive moral inquiry and discourse has struck a chord with the growing numbers of people who are coming to see the play."

"We're looking forward both to offering more opportunity for audiences to see IMAGINING MADOFF," says New Rep Managing Director Harriet Sheets, "and to another of many co-presentations with Boston Center for American Performance."

In Obie Award-winning playwright Deborah Margolin's recently controversial play, we witness intriguing imagined jail-time conversations between Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and Solomon Galkin, a poet and philosopher. In high moral showdown, these two Jewish men banter about women, baseball, the Talmud, human decency, kindness, and the story of Abraham and Isaac. Through them, we learn how greed helped cause the Great Recession, marking the past half-decade of American life.

About New Repertory Theatre: New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning, professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. Now in its 30th season as a leading self-producing theatre in greater Boston, New Rep produces contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals in both the 340-seat Charles Mosesian Theater and the 90- seat Black Box Theater. Annually, New Rep serves 45,000-50,000 patrons, including over 2,200 season Subscribers. In addition to its mainstage productions, the non-profit theatre produces New Rep's Next Voices, with four playwrights each season, which develops new plays into three staged readings and one world premiere production. Under its Lifelong Enrichment Arts Programs (LEAP), New Rep also produces its Classic Repertory Company, summerSTAGE2, Page To Stage, Insider Experiences, and Spotlight Symposium Series.

New Rep's Mission: New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

About Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP): The BOSTON CENTER FOR AMERICAN PERFORMANCE serves as the professional production extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Expanding the definition of the College as an "artistic home," BCAP is designed to foster significant interaction between members of the professional performing arts world and the College. Creating productions in one of our many venues, BCAP employs professional artists to collaborate directly with student artists in a way that encourages intergenerational learning not only through the forging of strong teacher/student relationships, but through the creation of artistic collaborations between artists of differing levels of experience. This initiative encourages interaction among professional faculty artists, alumni, students, and other affiliated artists both locally and nationally. It is the College's conviction that such collaborations will have a profound impact on the educational mission, become a significant source of inspiration for the creation of new work and/or new approaches to existing work, and provide the College with a professional extension of its expanding and diverse aesthetic.

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