Being Martin Shkreli

solo performance · paine productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution · June 15, 2016
EVERYONE HATES MARTIN SHKRELI. If you don’t know who Martin Shkreli is – you should. He’s the poster boy for that cancer which is rotting away at the American soul even as you read this. In September of 2015 Turing Pharmaceuticals, of which Shkreli was the founder and CEO, obtained the license for manufacturing Daraprim an antiparasitic drug needed by AIDS sufferers. Shkreli increased the drugs price from $13 per tablet to $750 per tablet demonstrating unfortunately that the benefits of evolution are not shared by all humankind. Sarah Rosenberg’s “one scum show” is brilliant in its simplicity. An audience member is chosen to read the part of the interviewer to her “Martin Shkreli”. That it is an actual interview given by Shkreli ... full review

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