(Daniel M. Gold’s article appeared in The New York Times, 7/13.)
It’s no surprise that “Serious Money,” Caryl Churchill’s feral 1987 satire of London traders and corporate raiders, seems as relevant as ever. But still. Even as this revival opens at Atlantic Stage 2, the Libor rate-rigging scandal continues to shake global markets. Timely? One character — an American arbitrageur who buys companies to plunder them and winds up running for president — is named Bain, er, Baines. If there’s a sharper-edged evening of entertainment in Manhattan at the moment, it involves juggling knives.