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microcrisis - ePublication

Full Length, Dark Comedy
3 men, 3 women (doubling)
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3979-6


FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Set fast on the heels of the Great Recession, microcrisis hinges on the Nobel Peace Prize-winning concept of microcredit, the small loans to budding entrepreneurs meant to alleviate third-world poverty. This uproarious comedy is about what happens when a banker named Bennett exploits microcredit loans, lumps them into complex financial instruments, and crashes the global economy.
“…the savagery of microcrisis is impressive indeed… [a] pungent, cautionary tale...this chilly comedy is dynamic theater…” —NY Times. “Part political satire and part absurdist romp with a dash of vaudeville thrown in, microcrisis takes the measure of the [global] economic fallout by reflecting it in a fun-house mirror…Lew’s writing is fresh and zesty…a chilling picture of the destruction wreaked by greed…” —Time Out NY. “clever, witty… a sharp tongue[d] satire of the global economic meltdown… microcrisis is as much modern-day history lesson as it is pointed parody about the subprime mortgage lending debacle…” — “Full of a crazy mix of humor and moral outrage…microcrisis drives home its point and…pays off with a windfall of fun and laughs.” —