Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play
Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle's computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his take over, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since the year one and his chief operations officer. They bring in a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. Should she use green mail? Find a white knight? Employ a shark repellent? This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists.
"Funny, serious, suspenseful, involving, disturbing, and, above all, expertly crafted.... [with] both epic grandeur and intimate titillation." - N.Y. Magazine
"Very fine." - N.Y. Daily News
"It held me, amused me, charmed me." - N.Y. Post