Mark Twain's The $30,000 Bequest from Organic Theater Company
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All offers for The $30,000 Bequest have expired.
The last date listed for The $30,000 Bequest was Thursday June 25, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Greenhouse Theater Center:
- Full Price:
- $32.50 - $42.50
- Our Price:
- $16.25 - $21.25
A young girl's suicide in an English industrial city brings a detective to the doorway of a British family, allegedly on a routine inquiry in connection with the death. But plot twists and surprises will keep you guessing during this haunting thriller about the respectable Birling family, whose secrets and sins are exposed when the mysterious Inspector Goole interrupts their lives. This popular drawing-room mystery by J.B. Priestley is a fascinating look into the world of a wealthy person as he or she is faced with guilt or blame for a moral wrong. A Broadway revival of An Inspector Calls won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Revival. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Victor L Corder
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Let's just say I'm glad I didn't pay full-ticket price. But it was OK at half-price. Being a fan of Mark Twain, I wondered why I had never heard of this particular long short story; maybe the reason is that it's not one of Twain's best. Why would anyone choose to adapt it for the stage? But the actors are very talented, the staging was inventive, so all in all I was not sorry that I had attended--but very glad that I had the Gold Star ticket discount!
<p>A letter from a distant uncle arrives at the home of Saladin and Electra Foster, announcing that the uncle is dying and has bequethed the Fosters the magnificent sum of $30,000 cash -- on the condition that upon his death they can prove they never inquired after his health, never told a soul about the gift, and did not attend the funeral. Financial whiz Electra immediately goes to work planning how she will invest the money, and before long has spun the original investment into a vast fortune on paper. As the years tick by, the Fosters become accustomed to their imaginary high-life funded by their imaginary fortune. But perhaps they should have taken more notice of the bizarre conditions their uncle put on their bequest...</p>