Like Money in the Bank
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Like Money in the Bank

Like Money in the Bank NYC Reviews and Tickets

(22 Ratings)
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Funny, Clever, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

About the Show

Radical Gags Theatrics presents the world premiere of the first-ever romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (22)

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145 Reviews | 34 Followers
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if watching a fictionalized and condensed version of historical/economic development is appealing to you. Very clever and amusing show.

Don't see it if lack of production values are not your thing. Characters play multiple parts and the show might feel like an educational cartoon to you.

273 Reviews | 47 Followers
Funny, Great acting

See it if historical comedy is your cup of tea, & are interested in seeing a strong ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if historical comedy is not your cup of tea, or if you need a strong plot to keep you engaged.

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Relevant, Original

See it if you want a fun relevant well acted funny history lesson.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for over 1.5 hours in not very comfortable seats.

252 Reviews | 61 Followers
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a night out with a show you can just sit back and watch.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep and profound experience.

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
Dated, Funny, Great acting

See it if You don't mind seeing a show that is not the best, but it's cute and you won't have to do any real thinking. Just sit back and relax.

Don't see it if You want a thought-provoking play with some real substance.

158 Reviews | 201 Followers
Reminded me a little of those "school house rock" segments that used to be on tv between cartoons, and explained elements of government

See it if If you were a fan of those School House Rock segments..( ex: "How a Bill becomes a Law")-though this is NOT nearly as clever or entertaining

Don't see it if Unless you are dying to understand how the Federal Reserve Bank came to be in the early 1900's, reenacted in a low budg & teachy production.

122 Reviews | 29 Followers
Ambitious, Banal, Clever, Funny, Slow

See it if You enjoy dialogue driven and historical pieces. There is some humor to be found here.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a story. The scenes are clumsily held together. While scenes were somewhat amusing, as a whole it was a chore

71 Reviews | 11 Followers
Cliched, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoy historical comedies that move slowly but with decent acting.

Don't see it if You prefer a faster moving plot with non-cliche endings and a more original topic.

Critic Reviews (4)

Theater In The Now
April 15th, 2016

"With a tinge of theatrical storytelling and just a series of madcap conversations, 'Like Money in the Bank' has the makings of an important and relevant piece but sadly comes across as too teachy and preachy and just plain ol’ plain. Polner knows his history. His dialogue reads like a textbook rather than a character-driven play. And his characters suffer for it. As does his plot...Director Shana Solomon’s approach was like a generic comedy. There was no flash or panache."
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Let's Talk Off-Broadway
April 14th, 2016

"The play takes us back to the early years of the 20th century and styles itself like a silent movie (though with talking). Quick scenes are separated by actors who parade the time and place of the next scene on a board. The style is wittily carried out–it’s fun...The performers, most of whom take on multiple rolls, are polished, talented, witty, and brightly paced by the director Shana Solomon...The play is provocative but doesn’t clarify anything about the bank."
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April 14th, 2016

"This historical play, with a dash of romance and a whole lot of heart, is charming and earnest to the core. Polner’s cleverly constructed script draws the audience into a story some might call dry and boring...surrounding this story of the founding of the federal reserve with an understated love story, more quips than can be found on 'Brooklyn 99,' and the inclusion of the beginnings of the progressive movement...The cast is made up of bold, brassy actors, perfectly suited to a period piece."
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April 19th, 2016

"Though it is well written by Jerry Polner, skillfully directed by Shana Solomon and performed by a talented group of actors, it is too much of a good thing...The audience has a feeling it is being prepped for a mid-term exam...Fortunately, despite this, the show fulfills its designated category of romantic comedy...There is so much good to be said for the production of 'Like Money in the Bank' that one can only wish it hadn’t taken on quite so much history."
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