'Other People's Money' review: Greed, lust

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Starring in

Starring in "Other People's Money" are: from left, Terrance Fiore, Diana Marbury, Joe Pallister and Edward Kassar. The show plays at Quogue Community Hall through Jan. 27, 2013. Photo Credit: Tom Kochie

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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.

WHAT "Other People's Money"

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 27, Quogue Community Hall, 25 Jessup Ave.

INFO $10-$25; hamptontheatre.org, 631-653-8955

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