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One hundred years after the first publication of The Voysey Inheritance, David Mamet resurrects Harley Granville-Barker’s classic investigation into the capitalist soul in this brilliant adaptation.
For generations, the Voysey family business has been secretly skimming money from its clients’ accounts. When Edward, designated to take over the firm from his aging father, discovers the embezzlement that has been keeping his relatives in a life of luxury, he must weigh the trappings of wealth and the imperative to preserve his family’s good name against the better principles of his conscience. But moral righteousness turns to self-protection when he comes to understand fully the consequences of his “inheritance.”
“Scintillating. . . . The script resonates with [Granville-Barker’s] literate wit and Mamet’s sharp, spare dynamism.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“As powerful an exploration of commercial misconduct as Mamet’s own hardheaded business-themed dramas Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo. . . . It’s difficult to imagine a work more presciently engaged with the ethics of transgression and repayment.” –SF Weekly
“A wonderful ride. . . . Bristles with relevance to contemporary business ethics and morality.”
–Contra Costa Times