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'Imagining Madoff' and 'Betrayal' set for Tampa Repertory Theatre season

It will be January before Tampa Repertory Theatre, currently in the midst of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens its fourth season. But the young Tampa company promises yummy picks about treachery and deceit to make it worth the wait.

The first selection in the recently-announced season nails the theme. It's Imagining Madoff by Deborah Margolin, which posits a conversation between infamous Ponzi perpetrator Bernie Madoff and a fictional poet, philosopher and would-be Madoff client named Solomon Galkin. The Galkin character was originally modeled after Holocaust survivor and writer Elie Wiesel, one of Madoff's most famous victims.

In May 2015, Tampa Rep will present Betrayal by Nobel-prize winning playwright Harold Pinter. Pinter's play chronicles an unfaithful marriage, but tells the story in reverse so the audience knows the outcome but not the lead up.

And TRT2, Tampa Rep's incubator company, will present a full-length play in the fall and the fourth edition of Tampa Wrights: New Plays by Tampa Playwrights in the spring. Visit

'Imagining Madoff' and 'Betrayal' set for Tampa Repertory Theatre season 05/09/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 9, 2014 1:50pm]
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