by Larry Sullivan
- AMANDA THOMPSON: When dressed up, she’s
attractive, but in the opening, she is not. Amanda’s banter with Charlie
is always light and frolicsome. She speaks with a certain amount of
innocence, as if she did not realize what she had said. Ultimately, she
wins and knows exactly how to get around Charlie.
- CHARLES THOMPSON: A semi-executive on Wall
Street, Charlie is going downhill by the minute. He is an Associate
Partner—which amounts to nothing more than his title. He is quite
concerned about losing his job—ergo, a little jittery and maybe a bit
more on edge than he would normally be.
- JULIE THOMPSON: A college student,
intelligent and attractive, possessing some so-called old-fashioned but
very lady-like ideals.
- ROBERT CASSIDY: Handsome, with an outdoor
look about him. Bob displays a certain amount of innocence—the kind of
person you’d trust right away. He is a perfect match for Julie. He is
somewhat bewildered in his new job at the same firm as Charlie.
- TONY BANANTI: The con man to end all con
men. Every woman in the world wants him… or so he thinks.
- LOUIS WADE: President (by inheritance) of a
Wall Street company. He has never worked a day in his life. The best he
can hope for is to find the building each morning. Neurotic, psychotic
and anything else you can think of.
Scene 1: The New York City apartment of the Thompson family.
Scene 2: A Wall Street brokerage firm, near the close of the market.
Scene 1: The remainder of the play takes place in the
Thompson’s apartment, three days later.
Scene 2: Two hours later.
Scene 1: The next day, about noon.
side-splitting comedy rides the wave of the glory days of Wall Street when
every investment was poised to strike gold and every investor was part of
the Gold Rush! Bet A Million is a fast-paced farce with lots of slamming
doors, mistaken identities, and romantic complications. You will meet Amanda
and Charlie Thompson, a sophisticated New York couple, their college-aged
daughter, Julie, and her real-life “Prince Charming”, Bob. Then completing
the ensemble of wacky characters is Tony, the Wall Street Cassanova, and Lou
Wade, the idiosyncratic president of Wade & Company. The show-stopping
celebratory dinner party will have you howling. You’ll truly enjoy this
inventive and humorous foray into the world of stock market mayhem where a
slightly under-handed (yet totally legal) deal wows the wizards of Wall
may look familiar, having appeared in movies with
Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Jean Stapleton and Judge Reinhold. From
kindergartens to colleges to concert stages, storyteller Larry Sullivan will
create a mesmerizing performance for any age: lively songs, riddles, tongue
twisters, boo jokes, heart thumping mysteries, funny stories, and rhythmic
games--including a rhythm band for kindergarten and preschool. He will
promote literacy, social consciousness, cooperative learning, and have as
much fun as possible. For schools needing curriculum enrichment, Larry can
also help develop workshops on storytelling technique, video production,
acting, directing, playwriting, and oral presentation.
Touring the United States with his interactive
storytelling shows for groups and all ages and sizes, Larry mesmerizes and
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