by Jerry Polner

In 1910 Chicago, the social reformer Louisa hires the immigrant mechanic Sully to build her a new heating system. After convincing Louisa that his steam boiler absolutely will not make her pregnant, Sully realizes he will get nowhere romantically without listening to her lectures about worker rights and suffrage. When the mysterious Mr. McRee pulls Sully into a campaign to challenge the banking establishment, he finally sees the struggle between capital and labor, and joins Louisa in a greater progressive movement that is worth their sacrifice. LIKE MONEY IN THE BANK is a comedy-history about one of the era’s most romantic events, the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank.

  • Cast Size: 4M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rte: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Jerry Polner’s plays have been published by Samuel French, Next Stage Press, and Smith & Kraus. In 2022, he was a playwriting contributor at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Jerry’s play Like Money in the Bank, a romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve System, was produced at the Theatre Row Studio Theatre in New York. More recently, Jerry’s She Started It was a finalist for the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, and his play Works for Me was chosen as an alternate for the William Inge Theater Festival. His earlier play, Fix Number Six, was presented by the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and was nominated for six Planet Connections awards including Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script. Jerry contributed short plays to the first ten seasons of New York Madness, and his short play Scapegoat was presented as part of the New Play Development Workshop at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in August 2019. Another short piece, There Is No Other Path, was included in the Secret Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival in January-February 2020. He was a company member of New York Madness and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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