Jack of Diamonds
by Actors and Theatre Arts Guild, Sun City
Aug. 14 - Aug. 19
Jack of Diamonds follows a group of happy retirees who are under the all-seeing eye of mean Nurse Harper. 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, all seems lost. They contemplate being moved out of their "home," and into a state run facility. But when a certain Mr. Smith is mysteriously transferred into their midst, they discover the felonious financier Effward is hiding from the law in their very own seniors' home – along with several million dollars in diamonds. Pandemonium ensues as a scheme is quickly hatched to make all their money back, and keep the authorities from discovering their plans. But, first like a band of super heroes, they have to apply every one of their special skills to get past Nurse Harper, the cops and Effward's equally shady lawyer, Mortimer. Jack of Diamonds is a geriatric gem and a laugh-out-loud comedy of errors from the authors of the comedy smash Who's Under Where?
Sun City Community Center Ballroom
2 Texas Drive
Sun City, TX, 78633
August 14 - 19, 2023
Sun City, Texas