Life grants us experiences that are perfect to talk about. You know, life experience. We’ve all gone through something that could easily be turned into theatrical material. Chris Foley sure did. In Off the Desk: Tales of a Mediocre Stock Broker, Foley takes the audience on a journey through his time as an intern until things began to crash with every whacky personality, intense party, and moments of truth in between.
Written and performed by Foley, Off the Desk: Tales of a Mediocre Stock Broker is the tale of one man’s experience in the world of Wall Street. This world has been brought to life on stage and screen but is the portrayal of coked out, outrageously loud broker world truly accurate? Foley’s living proof. Foley has a knack for storytelling. And he certainly has some stories to tell. From trading floor exploits to the aftermath of the broker life, Foley has a way that invites the audience into his world. Foley paints a picture that’s accessible and easy to see. Rather than toss around lingo and jargon that could dilute the tales, Foley skillfully manages to keep things comprehensible. Clarity is key and it was present in Foley’s text.
Off the Desk: Tales of a Mediocre Stock Broker may sound like something you’d likely stray away from but Foley’s story is quite remarkable.