Backstage In Bancroft
BIB is back and ready to perform
"Jack of Diamonds" by Marcia Kash!
Tickets will be available starting on March 17th by calling Beth or Eileen at Farmers & Traders Savings Bank (515) 885-2341. The $40 tickets include a catered meal and the performance of Jack of Diamonds. The play will be held on April 8, 9, and 10 at the Summit Center. Happy hour begins at 5:30pm with the Bancroft Fire Department serving a beverage bar as a fundraiser. The meal will begin at 6pm and the performance to follow around 7pm.
Jack is a former jeweler 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, 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.