Synopsis

Checks & Balances

Checks & Balances $15.99

Oren Safdie

Published by Broadway Play Publishing

2 Male 3 Female

Checks & Balances tells the story of a young music student who comes to New York to attend a prestigious music conservatory

He gets a part-time bookkeeping job with the founder - a woman well into her 80s who appears to be losing her memory

Upon inspection of her finances, he uncovers numerous checks written to the maid

This leads him on a journey of unexpected twists and turns that in the end challenge his own values and ethics

The play explores issues regarding immigration (both legal and illegal), class, privilege, the definition of family

And how society chooses to deal with its aged

Runs about 100 minutes

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