The Treasurer by Max Posner, currently at Playwrights Horizons, is a small gem of a play. Dark, funny, and disturbing, the play seems too insightful for a 28-year old to have been its author. But then, the playbill notes and opening monologue by the main character reveal that the subject is autobiographical, so it makes sense.
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of Max Posner's dark comedy The Treasurer, starring Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan and Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman.
Performances are staged in Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
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Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely and fading fast. And she's spending all of her children's money, forcing her son to assume the unwanted role of the Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. In this darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait, Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience.