about Money and Friends
This play is regarded as the cleverest and wittiest that Australia’s leading playwright, David Williamson, has written. A revealing clash between materialism and ideals, it is Williamson at his best demonstrating, as always, his acute observation of the Australian character. Peter, a mathematician who is niceness itself, is in financial trouble because of his brother’s bankruptcy. His neighbour Margaret, decides that he needs help from his friends, who are all wealthy. What happens is funny and confronting. First performed in 1991 this play is found to be every bit as relevant to us today.