New Light Theater Project presents an encore presentation of this drama, which explores themes of greed, willful blindness to the truth, and the beauty and danger of absolute faith, either in God or in men. More…
"Imagining Madoff" finds Madoff in prison, determined to control his own narrative for history as he dictates to a visiting biographer stories about his childhood, his family, women, money, and an all-night meeting he had with Holocaust survivor and poet, Solomon Galkin.
See it if you can't get enough of Madoff. Or of inane Torah discussns. BLM wouldn't disclose his scheme to outsider. No light shed on his evil.
Don't see it if Closing line is ridiculous. BLM feels NO remorse as a narcissistic sociopath. He isn't suffering; his victims are. Play was harmful drivel.
See it if you’d like to experience a deep, imaginative exploration of what leads “great” men to deceive the people that trust them.
Don't see it if you only like traditional plays: This one plays with the form.
See it if Philosophical fallout from criminal intentionality w/ great acting."I was just the arms and legs that helped money move."Discussion on faith
Don't see it if Following orders blindly discussed with the dangers of piety and The Holocaust and Ponzi schemes. "Money can turn everything into itself"
Also "When I spill, I never clean-up." Ahem.
See it if you want a drama expressing what might have been some of Madoff's motivation and his total lack of morality, not historically accurate
Don't see it if you have no interest in Madoff either as a person or his motivation to do what he did. You were a Madoff victim and don't want any reminder
See it if If you feel compelled to see the whole collection of MADOFF products and don’t care how boring it is.
Don't see it if You’re looking for entertainment. This is a dull play about a tragic story.
See it if love tales of self-determination+profit motive (Ink, Lehman Trilogy). This rerun of capitalists gone wild has Don Draper as Jewish financier
Don't see it if If I see 1 more amoral opportunist framing power in terms of psychosexual conquest/conflating fortune w/ exposure of a bare-chested woman...
See it if A creative drama about the motivation behind Madoff’s behavior. Well written 3 person thoughtful play.
Don't see it if Do not see if you perfer light , fast moving dramas or musicals. You have to listen intently to this play.
See it if you want a fictionalized impression of what might have gone through the mind of a monster. Interesting point of view.
Don't see it if you want facts. Many inaccuracies.
See it if you still marvel at how one human being can be so horrendous and are curious about what makes a person like that tick.
Don't see it if you're overdosed on Madoff or are looking for new information. It's an almost compassionate look at one of the great villains of our time.
See it if you like plays that have little dialog, many soliloquies, religious philosophizing and fine acting.
Don't see it if you dislike plays that present characters tediously & pretentiously telling about themselves to elucidate their motivations & personalities.
See it if You are interested in explorations of morality, and the breadth of moral responsibility, in light of Madoff’s crimes.
Don't see it if Spending 90 minutes with a reprehensible person is more than you can bear.
See it if Beautiful poetic language and terrific performances. Allen is wonderful.
Don't see it if You want a history play. This is a fictionalized memory play exploring motivation, greed, guilt, idol worship and a host of other ideas.
See it if You like small theater productions about Maddoff, Jewish themes and philosophical dialogue. Strong acting
Don't see it if Script rambles and 90 minutes seemed Slow
See it if You know someone in the cast. The acting was very good.
Don't see it if You want to know more about Bernard Madoff. There’s no resin to see this play except for the fine acting.
See it if You want to see an extremely compelling performance from the terrific actor playing Madoff.
Don't see it if You don't want to see this performance lost in an unfortunately dull play.
See it if Beautifully written, directed and extremely well acted play. This show is ready to be moved to Broadway with very little changes.
Don't see it if Bernie Madoff is an uncomfortable topic, then this is not your play.
See it if Well acted play and intellectual commentary- although in some places I wished there was either less Mishnah commentary or more explanation
Don't see it if Madoff and his motivations disgust you. Or want more straightforward exposition
See it if Deb Margolin's smart 2010 take on the moral & ethical lapses of BM, a debate informed by an imagined encounter with a fictionalized Wiesel
Don't see it if wanting revenge tragedy; no vindictiveness here, only genuine questions of moral culpability, which have alas since been eclipsed many times
See it if You are interested to learn more about the tragic Ponzi Scheme created by Madoff and brought drama to his family & investor of 65bn dollars
Don't see it if It is a very slow and long play. I found it very dull but great actors made it worthwhile
See it if You are interested in the Madoff story. Intriguing theme, but nothing new. Ambitious, but disappointing.
Don't see it if You expect some insight to the motives for this Ponzi Scheme. The last half hour dragged.
See it if fictional account of Bernie Madoff meeting Elie Wiesel with a discussion well into the evening hours.
Don't see it if I thought the acting was good however I really didn't learn anything new regarding Bernie Madoff. Show runs 90 minutes.