Guthrie to stage upcoming ScriptNight reading of ‘Flim Flam Man’
October 16, 2007, 7:30pm
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
General Admission $10
Guthrie Theater presents the Screenwriters Workshop’s Script Night reading of “‘Flim Flam Man’ – the true story of my fathers counterfeit life,” by Jez Butterworth. Directed by Robb Mitchell with Jez Butterworth. Tickets can be purchased here.
One frosty winter morning, Jennifer Vogel’s father went on the lam. John Vogel, fifty-two, had been arrested for single-handedly counterfeiting nearly $20 million in U.S. currency — the fourth-largest sum ever seized by federal agents — and was released pending trial. Though Jennifer hadn’t spoken to him in four years, police suspected he might turn up at her Minneapolis apartment. They parked outside, watching her every move. A skeptical crime reporter asking questions or a loving daughter seeking answers, she gives us a breathtaking glimpse into the secret life of the man she thought she knew best.
Jennifer Vogel’s engaging and relentless account of her outlaw father is being adapted for film by British playwright and film director Jez Butterworth (“Birthday Girl,” “Mojo” and “The Last Legion”). Vogel and Butterworth will be at the Guthrie along with a local cast for this Script Night reading. Script Night is an on-going script development program of the Screenwriters Workshop. Open to the public. Hope to see you there!