Black Moon Theatre Company presents a one-person-show created, performed and directed by Alessio Bordoni, THE PONZI SCHEME, at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre, July 31 - August 5, 2012.
The Ponzi Scheme is a biographical play on the life of Italian born swindler Charles Ponzi (1882 - 1949), inventor of the notorious Ponzi Scheme. This original piece is a journey through the fascinating experiences of Ponzi's life. From the day he decided to leave his native country for the U.S.A. to the time he achieved fame and prosperity at the expense of fifty thousand people. Bordoni's play is an advocacy against the evils of capitalism when in the hands of amoral organizations and /or individuals. It exposes the mindset of a class of society whose primary aim in life is the pursuit of profit.
THE PONZI SCHEME stars Alessio Bordoni*. The production team includes Jason Sturm (Lighting), Tessa Chandler (Movement Direction) and Jocelyn Goldstein (Costume Design). Collage for Showbill by India Evans.
Alessio Bordoni is an Italian born American actor who performed in numerous productions throughout Europe and in the U.S. Among his favorite roles were that of Marquis des Arcis in Jacques the Fatalist by Diderot, Schlome in If This Is a Man by Primo Levi, Nikolaj Stavrogin in The Demons by Dostoevsky, Dante in Dante's Divina Commedia - Inferno, and King Herod Antipas in Oscar Wilde's Salome. The Ponzi Scheme is Alessio's debut as a playwright.
New York City's Black Moon Theatre Company was founded in 2001 by Drama-Logue award winning director Rene Migliaccio. Black Moon's productions include Dante's Divina Commedia - Inferno (FringeNYC, Fringe Festival Praha), Kafka's The Metamorphosis (FringeNYC, Philly Fringe, La MaMa, Fringe Festival Praha, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Servants of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni (Lincoln Center - Meet the Artists Series), The Bakkhai by Euripides (HERE Arts Center), Oscar Wilde's Salome (The Flea Theater), The Maids by Jean Genet (in collaboration with Kompany Krapp, Norway) and Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht (in collaboration with Compagnie Theatre Artefact, Montreal, Canada)
THE PONZI SCHEME runs July 31 - August 05, 2012. Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Running time is 70 minutes with no intermission.
Theatre Row (Studio Theatre) is located at 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). To reach Theatre Row by subway take the A/C/E to Times Square, 42nd Street. Exit the subway at 42nd Street & 8th Avenue and walk 1 1/2 blocks west to Theatre Row. Note: the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, W, and S stop at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue, 2 1/2 blocks east of Theatre Row. By bus take the M11 to 42nd Street or the M42 to 9th Avenue.
Tickets are $19.25 and are available online at www.theatrerow.org and at www.telecharge.com. By phone: call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250.
*appears courtesy of Actor's Equity Association