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'Money, Love, and Shame!'

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Company

Target Margin Theater
A. L. Rickman, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Money, Love, and Shame!" Isadore Zolotarevsky's long-unseen 1910 Yiddish melodrama translated in English. Synopsis: "Shortly before she is to travel with her tubercular immigrant father to Denver for his health, innocent, motherless Sonia is 'ruined' by young lawyer Albert Liebhartz in a fit of drunken madness. Albert had hoped to marry her, but is forced to marry slumlord Barney Bender’s daughter, Cecilia, the nymphomaniac, instead. And while pregnant Sonia’s life degenerates into alcoholism and prostitution, Harry, Cecilia’s lovesick paramour chauffeur, has his own plans."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin May 5 in the Art-NY space in Fort Greene; runs June 8-11 at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

AEA showcase code production. Actors will receive a small honorarium.

Auditions

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Director's Note

"The play will be done in a broadly melodramatic style, not cartoonishly or condescendingly, but nevertheless mechanical and ‘over the top’. Actors will not so much play the characters as play 19th century melodrama actors playing the characters. The pace is faster than in a contemporary naturalistic style, and every gesture and inflection is calculated for the effect it will have on the audience: it’s all about 'indicating'. All actors will play multiple roles, some with very fast changes, so an ability to do vivid character work is essential. Non-traditional casting is welcomed."