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Five Reasons to See ... Righteous Money

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Michael Yates Crowley's Righteous Money is at the Pleasance Courtyard from 4-29 August. According to press material, "Profane, sexually rapacious, and filthy rich, this TV provocateur dishes advice on buying stocks, seducing assistants, and what's wrong with America today. This show will make you rich."

1. Learn about finance from the inside
Do you know what it’s like to be an investment banker in New York at the height of the financial crisis? Righteous Money is written and performed by a real life Vice President at a global investment firm. Get the inside story on private deal-making and the public markets from a man who’s had lunch with President Obama’s chief economic adviser.

2. Sleep with your assistants
Who hasn’t thought about it? CJ, the host of Righteous Money, explains why you should sleep with your assistants, and how to do it. Is that a qualm you feel? Ignore it. As CJ says: Money is Moral.

3. CJ
Here’s what people say about CJ: “seductive” (New York Theater Review), “sexy” (New York Blade), “charismatic” (NYTheatre.com), “I am intellectually stimulated and simultaneously turned on” (audience member). Who thought finance could be this hot?

4. Wolf 359 will rock you
New York-style Playwright Michael Yates Crowley and director Michael Rau have been producing groundbreaking work together for over ten years. Previous shows by their company Wolf 359 include a rock-musical adaptation of Gilgamesh; The Ted Haggard Monologues, a one-man show about a gay Evangelical preacher - now a feature film; and Evanston: A Rare Comedy, a black comedy about a suburban women’s book club. Their work has been seen in theaters from Chicago to Berlin, and filmed by HBO for television. Their plays have been called “hilarious and disconcerting” (The Huffington Post), “comic and pungent” (Village Voice), and “not to be missed” (NYTheatre.com).

5. This show will make you rich Why spend your money on theater when you can invest in your own financial education? CJ will unlock the secrets of stocks, bonds, and the American soul. Do you wonder how private equity works? Do you understand algorithmic trading? Do you stay up at night wondering what it’s all for? Forget financial reform - CJ won’t stop until everyone has Righteous Money.

Righteous Money, which is directed by Michael Rau, runs at the Pleasance Courtyard from 4-29 August.


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