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Jack of Diamonds - Full Length Play, Comedy

Jack of Diamonds

Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: PMS0000000152

"Fast-paced and funny [Jack of Diamonds] elevates silliness to art." Hamilton Spectator

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

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

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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 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 adviser 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.

REVIEWS

"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.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

JACK
ROSE
BLANCHE
FLORA
WILF / MORTIMER 
NURSE HARPER
BARNEY
Author(s)
Marcia Kash

Marcia Kash

Marcia has eleven shows to her credit including For This Moment Alone, Discovering Elvis and five plays with long-time collaborator Douglas E. Hughes. Their first play, Who’s Under Where? has been translated into six languages and is currently enjoying its first Polish language translation in Warsaw. Their comedy Too Many Cooks has played all over North America as well as in a French translation ... view full profile

Douglas E. Hughes

Douglas E. Hughes

As well as the five plays he’s written with his cohort Marcia Kash, Doug has written a one-act comedy—Taken For Granted, three screenplays—Hearing Trouble, Star Struck and A Different Corner, and a novel—a comedy/thriller called The Poor Player. Doug has also been a professional actor since 1979. To date, he has spent a combined 16 seasons at the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, and has worked ... view full profile

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