Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a reading of “Once a Ponzi Time” by Joe Foust, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St., in Los Alamos. Use the front door and proceed to the Green Room.
Dennis Powell, the Play Reading Committee Chair, hopes you will enjoy this farce and laugh out loud. This play is one of the proposals for the 2015-2016 season under the direction of Jim Sicilian. Feedback is greatly appreciated and rewarded with refreshments.
A brief synopsis:
Unknown to his wife, nephew and friends, Harold Vanderoff has been running an unintentional Ponzi scheme to the tune of $18 million for several years. When two new investors back out at the last moment, Harold is left in an untenable position. At the same time he is coping with his hard of hearing father, Gramps, who is taking up ventriloquism with his dummy, Mr Wrinkles.
Harold has a sure fire “investment” to satisfy his investors, but needs $900,000 to fund it. He suddenly finds hope when one of his current investors introduces him to mega businessman Dick Wellington and his beautiful wife Natasha.
Hilarious complications follow when Natasha’s real intentions become clear, and his “mixed women’s martial arts champ”, O’Donnell, appears demanding her investment immediately.