Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Playwrights Horizons Commission
I pay for her life, my brothers and I. All of it, for years. And I want to stop paying for it.
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.
Scenic Design: Laura Jellinek
Costume Design: David Hyman
Lighting Design: Bradley King
Sound Design: Mikhail Fiksel
Projection Design: Lucy Mackinnon
Wig Design: Leah J. Loukas
Production Stage Manager: Brett Anders
Playwrights Horizons commission with funds provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Leading National Theatres Program.
The Treasurer is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
CRITIC'S PICK! Max Posner has a sharp and original ear. Impeccably directed by David Cromer. Adroitly balances the everyday and the extreme.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times |Read Full Article
CRITIC'S PICK! ★★★★ Searching, subtle, emotional and personal.—Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
A marvel and invaluable new play. Deanna Dunagan’s adjective-defying performance made my chest hurt.—Sara Holdren, New York Magazine |Read Full Article
Posner’s revelations, touching on the linguistic, the sociological, and the theological, waver between the explicit and the mysterious, and gives us something funny and scary to ponder.—The New Yorker