Jack of Diamonds

Written by:

Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Aging
Fame
Fraud
Money

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2011

Synopsis:

“In Jack of Diamonds, 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 adviser name 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.” (From the CPO¬†Website)

Characters:

Jack / Rose / Flora / Blanche / Wilf / Harper / Newscaster / Barney / Mortimer / Detective / Policeman

Resources:

Jack of Diamonds is available through the CPO Website.

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