Stroke of Luck

Stroke of Luck

by Larry Belling
     
 

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Shortly after the death of his wife, Lester Riley, an invalid who has suffered a premature stroke, announces to his three estranged middle-aged children that he is getting married again – to his young, sexy Japanese nurse. His children are also shocked to learn that Lester has saved an enormous amount of money from his secret life as the exclusive television

Overview

Shortly after the death of his wife, Lester Riley, an invalid who has suffered a premature stroke, announces to his three estranged middle-aged children that he is getting married again – to his young, sexy Japanese nurse. His children are also shocked to learn that Lester has saved an enormous amount of money from his secret life as the exclusive television and radio repairman to a Long Island Mafia family.

To stop the nurse from getting this surprise inheritance they must stop the marriage. They try every trick in the book: legal, religious, psychological and – in the case of one son – criminal. But they fail; or do they? Lester, it seems, has a few tricks up his own sleeve.

Stroke of Luck is a dark comedy that explores the themes of greed and guilt, how to reunite families that have been driven apart, and how debilitating physical ailments do not necessarily mean diminished mental faculties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472573216
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Belling has been a press agent for Broadway shows and films, a writer/producer of award-winning radio commercials in London and Los Angeles, a narrator of documentaries for the Discovery Channel, the BBC and a writer/editor of communications for Europe's largest computer services company, Capgemini. Larry Belling's first play, Nurse Lily was showcased in New York starring Stacy Keach and Eli Wallach. Retitled Stroke of Luck it premiered at the Park Theatre, London in January 2014.

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