DEATH TAX plays March 6 - April 4 at Pillsbury House Theatre.
For pick your price tickets and more information, visit pillsburyhouseandtheatre.org/death-tax/
area premiere by Lucas Hnath, directed by Hayley Finn
starring Wendy Lehr, Regina Marie Williams, Tracey Maloney, and Clarence Wethern
Weeks before the New Year (and with it, the new estate tax), the wealthy Maxine is in decline. She is convinced that her estranged daughter is bribing Nurse Tina to expedite her demise. So Maxine makes an enticing offer of her own that puts Nurse Tina at a moral crossroads. If Maxine is still alive come January 1, she will give Nurse Tina a substantial (albeit illegal) bonus that could reunite her with her son in Haiti. But if Maxine’s daughter or one of the other nurses catches them, they’ll both lose everything they hold dear.
A suspenseful and captivating dark comedy, Death Tax raises timely questions about the tensions between family and money, life and death. “Death Tax…confirms Hnath’s shrewd intelligence, his flair for modern theatrical game-playing, his dark sense of humor and his whip-smart sense of character. You really can’t ask for anything more.” –Chicago Sun-Times