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.
WHAT "Other People's Money"
INFO $10-$25; hamptontheatre.org, 631-653-8955