Comedy/ Multiple characters, 3 female, 4 male actors cast in multiple roles/ Full-length
Synopsis: In 1910 Chicago, a suffragist-social reformer woman asks an immigrant mechanic to build her a new steam boiler. But instead of central heating, the pair are immersed in a political struggle over how money and labor will collide in the Progressive Era. Like Money in the Bank is a comedy-history about one of the era’s more romantic events, the founding of the Federal Reserve System.
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About the Playwright: Jerry Polner’s plays have been published by Samuel French, Next Stage Press, and Smith & Kraus. In 2022, he was a playwriting contributor at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Jerry’s play Like Money in the Bank, a romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve System, completed a run at the Theatre Row Studio Theatre in New York in 2016.
More recently, Jerry’s She Started It was a finalist for the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, and his play Works for Me was chosen as an alternate for the William Inge Theater Festival. His earlier play, Fix Number Six, was presented by the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and was nominated for six Planet Connections awards including Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script.
Jerry contributed short plays to the first ten seasons of New York Madness, and his short play Scapegoat was presented as part of the New Play Development Workshop at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in August 2019. Another short piece, There Is No Other Path, was included in the Secret Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival in January-February 2020. He was a company member of New York Madness and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the National Writers Union.
Like Money in the Bank was first produced at Theatre Row Studio Theatre, New York, in April 2016.