May we brag for just a moment?
There have been a lot of plays written about the 2008-9 financial crisis, but only one theater company opened a show about it when it was still happening. In April 2009, before the economy had even hit rock bottom, Available Light was on-stage in the Riffe Center explaining what was happening. That was the first Dirty Math.
This 15-minute video, from our original production, explains the crisis as we understood it in April 2009. Unfortunately, things turned out to be even worse, even more diabolical, and even more complex than we thought at that time. Hence the need for a sequel.
If you’re planning to see Dirty Math 2016, you definitely want to check this out.