This comic foray into greed and indifference stars a dissipated expatriate British doctor turned hustler in Los Angeles. When the cad abandons his Beverly Hills practice and rich wife, his former father-in-law, a gangster, demands repayment of the hefty sum spent to educate and set him up in his practice. He traipses off to London to beg from his estranged family. The doctor eventually ties the evils of his worlds into one smashingly corrupt con that entangles international shipping, a movie studio, a priceless Stubbs canvas, a cocaine network, and a beneficent foundation. The playwright's comic net ensnares Los Angeles and London, health care, the mob, the film and the art worlds, disillusioned lefties, lost fathers, loveless mothers, disposable wives, and the selfishly charitable in his hilarious portrayal of a hapless world.
"Bleak yet hilarious...A field day for actors." - The New York Times, Read More
"Even funnier [than] Substance of Fire...A joy to behold." - Wall Street Journal
"Raucous." - New York Newsday