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Madoff Play With Wiesel Scene Still On

Run out of D.C., it heads upstate

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Elie Wiesel last year.(Gergely Botar/AFP/Getty Images)

There was a to-do in last week when Theater J, the Washington, D.C., JCC’s theater company, canceled what was to have been the world premiere of a play about Bernard Madoff. They canned it, specifically, after Elie Wiesel complained about its depiction of a fictional jailhouse scene between him and the notorious Ponzi schemer. (Wiesel reportedly lost a substantial sum in the morass of Madoff’s machinations!)

Well, if you still want to see the play—which is called Imagining Madoff, and was written by Deborah Margolin—you can check it out at Stageworks Hudson, a couple hours’ drive north of New York City.

Also, the NPR show All Things Considered did a brief segment on the legal legitimacy of Wiesel’s objection.

Theater Cancels Play With Wiesel Character [NYT]
When Truth Meets Fiction, Lawyers Intervene [NPR]

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Fred says:

Oh, yes, I’d like to have the chance to play with Madoff!

Dani Levi says:

coming from the ‘free speech’ article and clown Hitchens ,I wonder where we are here?

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Madoff Play With Wiesel Scene Still On

Run out of D.C., it heads upstate

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