Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The common room of Transitions Retirement Villa, an old folks' home in an urban center.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Jack is a former jeweller who made his living buying and selling diamonds via late-night TV ads. He lives in a rather luxurious, privately-owned retirement home along with his fellow residents: the visually challenged techno-wizard Rose, the artistically gifted but forgetful Flora, and the narcoleptic beauty Blanche. Unbeknownst to the four of them, however, the man to whom they’ve entrusted their life savings - a smooth-talking financial advisor named Barney Effward - has been arrested for bilking his clients out of their savings through a Ponzi scheme. Faced with financial ruin, the four suddenly find themselves confronting the author of their miserable fate when Effward is unexpectedly delivered among them – along with several million dollars in diamonds. Pandemonium ensues as the four retirees try to find a way to exact their revenge, recoup their losses, and keep the authorities from discovering their plans.
"Fast-paced and funny [Jack of Diamonds] elevates silliness to art." Hamilton Spectator, Read More
Jack of Diamonds premiered at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, ON in October 2015 under the direction of Ron Ulrich.