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Family business takes to the stage.

This story appears in the September 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Family business is a great institution--if you're ready for an institution." That expression sets the stage for the musical comedy "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home," an interactive dramatization that offers a humorous exploration of the issues that can tie a family business in knots.

"The story resembles the feud between [biblical siblings] Jacob and Esau, one who's more head-oriented and one who's more heart-oriented," says Ira Bryck, director of the University of Massachusetts Family Business Center in Amherst and co-author of the musical with corporate psychologist Erik Muten. The play debuted at Connecticut's University of New Haven in June and so far has 20 bookings nationwide.

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