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Dennis Holland, Debbie Bernstein, and More to Star in Shareholder Value

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of Tom Attea's new play, based loosely on the meltdown at General Electric.

Debbie Bernstein, Dennis Holland, and Kristen Tripolitis star in Shareholder Value.
(© Maria Baranova)

Theater for the New City has announced it will present the world premiere of Shareholder Value, a new play by Tom Attea based loosely on the meltdown at General Electric, running March 21-April 14, with opening night set for Saturday, March 30.

The play is described as follows: "Like all CEO's of publicly held conglomerates, Dennis Holland of the fictional company Total Electric must deliver one thing: shareholder value. From the financial crisis of 2008 through the present, Holland scrambles to implement shortsighted ways to deliver quarterly profits, including spinning off divisions, green lighting cutbacks and consistently favoring quick fixes over long-term strategy. An activist investor challenges his leadership, and when the CEO decides to sell the light-bulb division, TE's founder, Thomas Edison, haunts his dreams. When the stock continues to tumble and debt mounts, the cost of his actions becomes increasingly apparent to his shareholders, his employees, and finally to himself."

Debbie Bernstein, Joe Candelora, Matt Gorsky, Dennis Holland, Bill McAndrews, Benjamin Russell, and Kristen Tripolitis star in the production. The creative team includes Arthur Abrams (original incidental music), Mark Marcante (set design), Desiree Conton (costume design), Alexander Bartenieff (lighting design), Alex Santullo (sound and video design), Lytza Colon (prop design), Jordyn Prince (assistant director), Jessica Schedlbauer (stage manager).