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 - $37.50
- Our Price:
- $16.25 - $18.75
Starting in 1926 and spanning 80 years, moving between Poland and America, Our Class is an epic play that's profoundly affected audiences and critics since its premiere at London's National Theatre. Ten Polish classmates -- five Catholic and five Jewish -- grow up over the course of the story. Their lives take dramatically unexpected turns as their country is torn apart by invading armies, first Soviet, then German, then Soviet again. Friend betrays friend and violence quickly escalates, reaching a crescendo that forever haunts the survivors. Based on true events in the Polish town of Jedwabne, Our Class is a groundbreaking play that courageously examines loyalty and treason, individual bravery and collective cowardice and the actions that ripped apart a small community during the Second World War. Learn More
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<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>