Imagining Madoff by Deb Margolin
- When: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Where: Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
- Cost: $5 - $10
- Age limit: 18+
- Categories: Spoken word
Imagining Madoff by Deb Margolin and directed by Dianne O’Neill Filer will be produced as a staged reading for the closing program of Temple Israel Cultural Arts and the opening program for the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival on Sunday June 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Margolin imagines an encounter between Bernie Madoff, the operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in history,a scheme which highly damaged if not destroyed many organizations and trusts and pensions, as well as the well planned good works of innumerable philanthropists; and Solomon Galkin, an 80 year-old holocaust survivor, a moral, decent man who is a synagogue trustee and treasurer.
.The play will feature professional acting by Gary Maggio, a frequent performer in the region, in the role of Bernard Madoff; Alvin Goldman, of Temple Israel with background and skills to make thereading come alive, in the role of Solomon Galkin; and Beth Sabo Novik, of Temple Sinai and former student of theater, in the role of Madoff's Secretary. Devra Cohen-Tigor will be Assistant to the Director. Each production will include a discussion and dessert reception. Temple Israel will include a panel with Deb Margolin, the playwright; Dianne O’Neill Filer, the Director; and Rabbi David Eligsberg of Temple Israel. The Temple Sinai panel will focus on Jewish ethics and will include Rabbi Bernard Bloom of Saratoga Springs; Rabbi Matthew Durbin of Glens Falls and Rabbi Susan Gulack of Albany