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“It’s ferociously funny and far too much of it is true …” Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star
Edgar Beamish dies, leaving his corporate empire to his estranged son, Junior, who launches a charitable foundation with company assets. Disaster ensues, bankruptcy appears certain.
But Junior has a fundraising inspiration, The Phoenix Lottery. It offers its winner instant fame and fortune. Junior has an ally in the lottery winner, but powerful enemies include a slippery Vatican envoy, the ghost of Junior’s father and a surprise spirit. An exploration of art, big business, untidy family relationships The Phoenix Lottery is a grand comedy told with outrageous wit and a keen eye for the masks with which society maintains the fiction of a moral world.
“Stratton’s fast and funny farce pays an entertaining dividend to its lucky ticket holders. It’s a wicked, witty script that targets religion, the corporate world and the arts … “ Noel Gallagher, The London Free Press.