2020 Season

The Scandalous Confessions
of the Infamous Boss McGreedy

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written by Gary Graves
directed by John Patrick Moore
musical direction by Clive Worsley
Jul 11–Aug 9

World Premiere #68: A Central Works Method Musical

a new musical about the Gilded Age

The infamous Gilded Age “boss” of New York was brought low by the ruthless designs of a wily State’s Attorney in a famous Grand Jury “confession” in the 1870s. They offered the Boss his freedom from imprisonment in The Tombs on Blackwell’s Island, if he would just come clean and tell the truth about the details of his life of crime as head of the notorious New York City political machine, Tammany Hall.

And so, for the first time in his life, “Big Bill McGreedy” (who actually wasn’t very big at all) was forced to tell the truth, the truth about his trusted “left-hand man,” whom he loved like a son, until he betrayed him; about his “long-suffering wife,” whom he cheated on again and again; about the beautiful mistress, whom he tried to have murdered when she
went public about his infidelities; and about the tens of thousands of his “loyal subjects,” the working class immigrant families he claimed to represent, while he bilked millions and millions from them. All he had to do was tell the truth. Or so the State’s Attorney promised. And who was that attorney? Most people don’t know she was a woman, a brilliant, if little-known lawyer from up-state New York. She was a wily one indeed. And she prosecuted the Boss like the Devil herself.

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $30-$38
(Advance sales by phone thru Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006)

At the door: $38–15 sliding scale

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday, at the door as available

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

(note new 7pm showtime on Saturdays!)

Thu Fri Sat Sun
July 9
8pm
Preview
PWYC
10
8pm
Preview
PWYC
11
7pm
Opening
12
5pm/td>
16
8pm
PWYC
17
8pm
18
7pm
19
5pm
23
8pm
PWYC
24
8pm
25
7pm
26
5pm
30
8pm
PWYC
31
8pm
Aug 1
7pm
2
5pm
6
8pm
PWYC
7
8pm
8
7pm
9
5pm

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