Category Archives: Other People’s Money

Karen Ziemba has great love for her character ‘Bea’

Karen Ziemba saw the original production of Other People’s Money when it first debuted Off-Broadway in 1989. She specifically remembered an up and coming young actress named Mercedes Ruehl as Kate Sullivan, the hot shot young lawyer played at Long Wharf Theatre by Liv Rooth. Makes sense – Ziemba herself was taking the first steps… Continue reading →

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Relishing Antagonism in Other People’s Money

There are few things as fun to play for an actor as a good old-fashioned antagonistic relationship. The verbal jousting, the trickery, the impassioned rhetoric – it’s just a downright good time. Liv Rooth, playing Kate Sullivan, the young lawyer defending her hometown factory in Other People’s Money, really has the opportunity to indulge in… Continue reading →

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Scoundrals, criminals, Mamet and Jordan Lage

When Other People’s Money first debuted in New York in 1989 and became a cult hit, it wasn’t on Jordan Lage’s radar at all. “I was doing the reverse mirror image of this kind of play,” he recalled. He was making his Broadway debut in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, playing a baseball player and understudying… Continue reading →

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Industry and Workers in ‘Other People’s Money’

Jorgensen, the owner of New England Wire and Cable at the heart of Other People’s Money, was a very particular kind of civic leader, said Edward James Hyland, the actor playing the role in Long Wharf Theatre’s production. Jorgensen felt an obligation to his community to make sure that his workers were well treated, and… Continue reading →

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Steve Routman goes back in time in ‘Other People’s Money’

Normally when actor Steve Routman settles down to work on a period piece – and Other People’s Money is most assuredly that, being set in the late 1980s – he takes a look at photos of the time period and might read up a little bit on what era he’s going to be working in…. Continue reading →

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DRAMA NOTES: The Allure of ‘Other People’s Money’

Wall Street has long since captured the pop culture imagination: the tales of wealth, power, and excess, and of hubris, greed, and loss is the stuff of modern day Greek tragedy. We’ve seen it all on the big screen, from the collapse of the housing market (and the massive profit made off of it) portrayed… Continue reading →

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