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Big Money

Park Square Theatre
20 W 7th Pl St. Paul

For over a year, Michael Larson devoted his life to studying the Press Your Luck! game board -- he quit his job, he filled his living room with televisions and video cassette recorders, he pored over thousands of hours of episodes convinced he could crack the code... And then he did. On May 19th, 1984, Michael Larson shocked American audiences by winning an unprecedented $110,000 in a single game. This January, Sandbox Theatre will share this man's obsession to beat the odds and win the cash in Big Money.

Presented by Sandbox Theatre

Thru - Jan 28, 2017

Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $5-$60

Box Office: 651-291-7005

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  Big Money Reviews

Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended

"...Sandbox Theatre has hit the jackpot with Big Money, the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of a man who famously outsmarted a TV game show in the 1984. Michael Larson was, by his own account, not cut out to hold jobs. He was, instead, cut out to make plans—plans that would put maximum dollars in his pocket. Big Money uses Larson's life story as a lens for viewing the crass ballyhoo of game show get-rich culture, a perversion of the American dream into a pipe dream of instant, unearned wealth. The result is a uniquely compelling story, given a dynamic production directed by Theo Langason, and centered by a fantastic performance by Peter Heeringa."
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Arthur Dorman

One Girl Two Cities - Recommended

"...Big Money takes a hard look at the life of Michael Larson and his schemes, and how his fixation on beating the system affected his relationships with his family, including his wife and daughter. He actually missed his daughter’s birthday to be on Press Your Luck as well as tried to take advantage of his brother to get unemployment benefits. The cast portrays his life with reverence, and they’ll make you think about why we’re drawn to these games of chance and why we root for the underdog to win. "
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Tristan Rendo

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