SEP 13 - 25, 2011

Discover the community you never knew you had through How Much Is Enough. The play explores our fundamental concepts of value—quantitatively through our relations to money and qualitatively by asking what we hold dear.

“Asking” is the operative word, as the play itself is a series of questions posed to audience members, creating a dynamic event that is part theatre, part conversation, and different every time. Find out how participants have lived their lives, what plans they’ve made for the future and what advice they can offer as we all attempt to create lives of value.

You’ve heard of audience participation before, but this brings your MIND into the action with playful and profound consequences. Along the way, there are some stunning dramatic gestures and images. There’s a theatrical body in place to provide the overall shape and profile, but the guts, organs, nervous system and funny bones will be supplied by you, the audience. We hope you’ll be part of it.

“This is an attempt to listen to the dramatic moments in each other's lives—when he bought a house, when she went back to school, when they got divorced, when we all ran out of money in Amsterdam and didn't know how to get back home.” –Kirk Lynn, Playwright


About The Foundry Theatre

They've staged work on a bus touring the Bronx; in living rooms throughout all five boroughs of New York; and at tables in working YOU help to create this latest theatrical invention from The Foundry Theatre hailed by the New York Times as being "responsible for some of the most ambitious stage work seen in New York in recent years."

Foundry productions have been critically recognized and honored with 10 Obie Awards and three Drama Desk nominations. In 2000, The Foundry received the Ross Wetzsteon Obie Award and most recently the national Peter Zeisler Award in recognition of "innovative practice and dedication to freedom of expression."


  • Location: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Writer: Kirk Lynn
  • Co-Creator: Melanie Joseph
  • Series: Pioneer
  • Ages: 13+
  • Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes no Intermission