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All actors who have appeared on stage with the HTC are entitled to one complimentary ticket to any production.

All playbill advertisers are entitled to a pair of complimentary tickets to each production.

All patrons donating $250 or more in one season receive one complimentary ticket to each opening night performance and an invitation for two to the opening night party.

All patrons donating $500 or more in one season receive two complimentary tickets to the performance of their choice and an invitation for two to the opening night party.

hampton theatre company's production of one flew over the cuckoos nest
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
- Tom Kochie photo


The HTC ADULT ticket price is $25.
(An adult is defined as an individual between the ages of 21 and 64 years of age.)

The HTC SENIOR ticket price is $23.
(Senior tickets are available for all performances except Saturday nights. A senior is defined as an individual 65 years of age or older.)

The HTC STUDENT ticket price is $10.
(Student tickets are available to all students under 21 years of age.)

Groups of 10 or more patrons pay $21 per ticket.*
(all tickets must be booked at the same time)

Groups of 20 or more patrons pay $19 per ticket.*
(all tickets must be booked at the same time)

Patrons who bring a first time guest to any production receive a $10 ticket to the following production if their guest lives locally and joins the HTC mailing list.

or call OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111
(9am-9pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-6pm Sat. & Sun.)

For more information or questions, please call
the Hampton Theatre Company at 631-653-8955.

*To purchase GROUP TICKETS ONLINE, enter
the code GROUP10 for groups of 10 or more or
the code GROUP20 for groups of 20 or more.

OvationTix charges the Hampton Theatre Company 13.75% on each ticket sale. The company has for several years been absorbing those fees as a courtesy to our customers, but unfortunately can no longer afford to do so. The company has decided to split the fee with our patrons. The HTC will pass along OvationTix's 10% service fee and absorb the credit card fee of 3.75%. We hope our patrons will understand.

Those arriving after the lights have gone down must sit in the back of the theater until intermission, subject to seating availability.

No outside food or beverages, with the exception of water, will be allowed inside the theater. The theater refreshment stand offers coffee, tea, cold drinks and cookies before the show and during intermission. Proceeds from the refreshment stand go to the Peter Marbury Memorial Scholarship Fund, honoring a graduating senior from Westhampton Beach High School each year.

Audience members are requested to TURN OFF all electronic devices including cell phones and pagers when entering the theater. Photography and recording during performances are prohibited.

The HTC is happy to exchange tickets for another performance of the same play, but exchanges must be requested no later than two hours before curtain time on the day of the original tickets. Tickets may not be exchanged after the performance has taken place. No refunds will be issued for tickets unless a performance is cancelled due to the weather. See WEATHER section below.

For the majority of HTC shows, we recommend children be at least age 12. Children under 5 are never admitted. If a patron is unsure about the age appropriateness of a particular production, it is suggested that they call the box office (631-653-8955).

If the HTC is forced to cancel a performance due to bad weather or a weather-related power outage at the theater, the HTC will attempt to notify all patrons by e-mail or phone and publicize the cancellation on local radio. However, if in doubt, it is suggested that audience members call or e-mail the theater for updates (631-653-8955; If a performance is cancelled, the company will reschedule or refund tickets.

The HTC house management staff reserves the right to escort disruptive patrons from the theater at any time.

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hampton theatre company's production of one flew over the cuckoos nest
"Other People's Money" - Tom Kochie photo

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'Other People's Money' Remains Relevant

by Dawn Watson
Southampton Press and East Hampton Press

The time and place for “Other People’s Money” is the 1980s in New York and Rhode Island but it could just as easily be set in the here and now.

Now staging in Quogue through January 27, Jerry Sterner’s award-winning play, which he wrote in 1989, not only holds up, it seems even more relevant today than ever. The power players may have slightly changed—though Carl Icahn, Ronald Owen Perelman and Ivan Boesky, the real-life characters mentioned in an aside in the play, are all still alive and kicking—but the story of greed, in its many forms, seems to stay the same no matter the time.

This two-act dramatic comedy, directed for the Hampton Theatre Company by James Ewing and starring Joe Pallister, Terrance Fiore, Diana Marbury, Edward Kassar and Adrianne Hick, is an entertaining piece of cultural criticism. It was met with considerable enthusiasm by the sold-out audience on Sunday afternoon at the Quogue Community Hall.

The scenes between Ms. Hick as tough-as-nails lawyer Kate Sullivan and Mr. Kassar as the gluttonous Lawrence Garfinkle, aka "Larry the Liquidator," are among the most satisfying, funny and dramatic.

As Kate, Ms. Hick uses all her feminine wiles to play up the come-hither-and-then-I’m-going-to-tear-you-into-bite-sized-pieces character. She’s quite convincing and a little scary, oozing sex appeal all the while. The words “man eater” come to mind, but in a good way, at least for Larry the Liquidator, who is as tantalized by Kate as he is by Dunkin’ Donuts.

With his performance, Mr. Kassar makes the doughnut- and dollars-loving Larry almost likeable. Sure, he’s a greedy pig who will stop at nothing to make a buck but he’s also kind of charming underneath all that oiliness.

It seems to me that Mr. Kassar does this by embracing the goodness in Larry, while still acknowledging that he’s a crude, cretinous corporate raider. Larry, who imagines himself a gunslinger and modern-day Robin Hood has the best lines in the play by far.

“I take from the rich and give to the middle-class. Well... (dramatic pause), upper middle-class,” he says, to much laughter. Additionally, he champions his unscrupulous, underhanded antics as “the Wall Street version of 'Let’s win one for the Gipper.'”

In this production, Mr. Fiore reprises his role of New England Wire and Cable Company owner Andrew Jorgenson. He last portrayed “Jorgy” on the Southampton Cultural Center stage in 2011. He gave a nuanced performance then, and an even more finely tuned one during his turn on the stage in Quogue.

Ms. Marbury, a crowd-pleasing favorite for regular Hampton Theatre Company showgoers, does not disappoint in her portrayal of Bea Sullivan. She always sinks her teeth into her role and does not disappoint in this one. I actually overheard one lady tell her friend that she always comes to “see what Diana’s up to next.”

I would’ve liked to have seen more of Mr. Pallister, whose role was small but not his presence on the stage. He surprised me as William Coles, the Wire and Cable Company president who is looking out for number one in the midst of the fallout. He is, by turns, nerdy and cunning, loyal and manipulative. Mr. Pallister quietly infuses this character with depth and personality beyond what is on the page.

As always, the sets were beyond incredible. I don’t know what the budget is but the Hampton Theatre Company always manages to make it look as if money was never an object when it comes to set design and decor, thanks to Sean and Diana Marbury. Well done.

Bottom line: HTC has mastered knowing what its audience wants, and delivers every time.

“Other People’s Money” stages on Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., through January 27, at the Quogue Community Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors (except on Saturdays) and $10 for students under 21. For reservations and tickets, visit Tickets, call the box office at (631) 653-8955 or OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

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Other People's Money' review: Greed, lust

by Steve Parks

The 1980s Wall Street of "Other People's Money" is more about swindlers like Ivan Boesky than a venture company like Bain Capital.

In Jerry Sterner's dark comedy, Larry the Liquidator, a vulture capitalist if we've ever met one, makes a smutty proposition to the beautiful opposing attorney trying to rescue a viable company from Larry's stock-squeezing clutches. Churning cash by flipping a town's leading employer may be good business, she asks, but is it right?

As directed by Hampton Theatre's James Ewing, it's refreshing to meet a bad boy who's not, essentially, the villain. Larry, as played with fat-suit aplomb by Edward Kassar, is deliciously disgusting. His counterpart -- sharp-tongued, shapely-legged Kate (Adrianne Hick), an attorney for New England Wire & Cable -- is smart enough to appreciate Larry's deviant virtues. Terrance Fiore may be stiff as the company CEO, but that fits his character, while Diana Marbury as his concierge/companion is obtusely loyal. If you think Joe Pallister's chump is slimy, you may be onto something. We liked Sean Marbury's attention-to-detail set, too.

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The performance of “Other People's Money” last night was another tour de force by a great theatre company. Everything was superb: the set, the staging, the casting, the direction. Thanks for enriching the lives of two local retirees. - David Sagman

Don’t miss this performance of “Other People’s Money,” about a hostile take over of a small New England company. The larger-than-life Edward Kassar gives his best performance yet as the hilariously repulsive Larry “The Liquidator” Garfinkle. Adrianne Hick lights up the stage with her charisma as the attorney Kate Sullivan. The cut and thrust of their negotiations is a joy to behold. Terrance Fiore is perfect as the pillar of rectitude, Andrew Jorgenson, who fights the takeover of his company to save the jobs of his employees. The talented Diana Marbury gives her usual pitch-perfect performance, and Joe Pallister gives as much color as anyone could to the colorless narrator and president of the company, Bill Coles. "Other People's Money" is a brilliant and timely piece of theater, superbly performed. - Fred Volkmer

"Other's People's Money” was a throughly engaging production from the Hampton Theatre Company. We left the theater praising every aspect of the play: acting, staging, set, lighting, sound, script... James Ewing and crew put together a brilliantly crafted performance. What a gift to our community. Thank you! - Dorothy Reilly

"Other People's Money" is a show that is NOT to be missed. The play, although written in the 1980s, is timely and so appropriate in today's financial climate. Mergers and Acquisitions not withstanding, the play is a winner with both laughs and sorrows. The actors are outstanding and are thoroughly a delight. - Miriam Brody

Another beautifully produced play in your fine space. We four who came – Vincent Downing, Maryam Seeley, Harvey Hochlerin and I – were all bowled over by the acting, the power of the script brought to life, and the superb timing of everything. Bravo once more! Hope to see "Kate" again… she is gorgeous and sooooo talented. - Christine Chew Smith

The secret is out and this play is "in play.” A seriously great performance, I continue to be amazed at the HTC talent! - Michael O’Connor