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The Reckoning, Pecora For The Public by Neil Thomas Proto -- World Premiere! presented by The Repertory Collective
Alhadeff Studio at the Cornish Playhouse
Seattle, WA
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The Reckoning, Pecora For The Public by Neil Thomas Proto -- World Premiere! presented by The Repertory Collective
The Repertory Collective confront the Banksters of Wall Street in the world premiere one-man play The Reckoning, Pecora For The Public written by Neil Thomas Proto, directed by Arne Zaslove and starring Bob DeDea. This new play for the 99% immortalizes Italian-American Ferdinand Pecora's valiant effort to expose the malignant and deceptive practices of Wall Street's most elite financiers and bankers including JP Morgan Jr., based on actual transcripts from the 1933 United States Senate Banking Committee hearings to determine the root causes of the 1929 stock market crash.

Pecora's findings put him on the cover of Time magazine and directly led Congress to pass the Securities Act of 1933 to set penalties for filing false stock information, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 forming the SEC to regulate the stock exchanges and the Glass-Steagall Banking Act of 1933 to separate commercial and investment banking. Today many financial analysts point to the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 as one of the contributing factors to the most recent US financial crisis of 2008. Pecora's name re-emerged in 2009 on PBS, in the New York Times, Vanity Fair and other national media outlets as a galvanizing icon whose story merited re-visiting to  understand the true origins of the 2008 financial collapse and its widespread harm to the nation.

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes

Playwright: Neil Thomas Proto is an American lawyer, teacher, lecturer and author. He chaired Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures as a law student. He served in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division in the U.S. Department of Justice. During the administration of President Jimmy Carter, he served as general counsel to the Presidents Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee. Proto was appointed a visiting lecturer at Yale University in 1988 and 1989. Since 1990, while in private practice in Washington, DC, he has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society of London.

Director: Arne Zaslove is a Fulbright scholar and was the first American to study at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. There he absorbed a deep understanding of masks and of physical theater. His specialty in clowning and improvisation grew through his apprenticeship at Carnegie Mellon with commedia dell'arte master Carlo Mazzone-Clementi. His talents have been called on by Cirque du Soleil, David Shiner(of Fool Moon), Graciela Daniela (director of The Glorious Ones, bound for Broadway), Teatro Zinzanni in Seattle, and Pomp, Duck and Circumstance in Berlin. Arne has directed and taught in many regional theaters and universities across the U.S. and Canada. During his 20-year tenure as Artistic Director of the Bathhouse Theatre in Seattle, his updated Shakespeare productions and 17 versions of The Big Broadcast (a tribute to the golden age of radio) were especially popular with audiences for their sensitive interpretations and inventive flair.

Actor: Bob DeDea is an actor, writer, composer and director who has been seen as Harold in The Full Monty, The Baker in Into The Woods, himself in My Way, Felix in The Odd Couple, Buddy in Follies, Ford in The Merry Wives Of Windsor, Lenny in Rumors, Jesus in Godspell, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar as well as various roles in Plaza Suite, Peter Pan, Stunt Girl, Aida, Guys And Dolls and The Notebook Of Trigorin. As a writer/composer/lyricist, Bobs creations include Ya Got Trouble! An Affair with Robert Preston (in collaboration with Mark Sparks), My Fourth Divorce, the musical murder mystery Ashes To Ashes, his own musical adaptation of Robin Hood and four holiday revues: DÉJÀ VU XMAS, Wicked Xmas, Hanky-Panky Holidaze and A Mall & The Night Visitors.


The Repertory Collective is a Sammamish community-based non-profit arts organization directed by noted Producer, Director and Actor Steven Wright. Mr. Wright is known throughout the US from New York to LA to Seattle and even internationally for his many world premieres, including producing the National Bicentennial Celebration of Lincoln at the Lincoln and Just Like Starting Over, a play about John Lennon and Yoko Onowith Yoko Ono's support).In addition to Theatre, his career also spans Film and Television.



Alhadeff Studio at the Cornish Playhouse (View)
201 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Repertory Collective
On BPT Since: Oct 21, 2014
Jason Sharp
425-395-6641, jshar...

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