About the Book
Jake is 25 years old and pretends to be a qualified broker and financial advisor. He enjoys socialising with friends, long walks on the beach and cocaine. He takes money off rich investors who seem happy to trust him.
Jake is a criminal. And he is going to tell you a story.
‘Spank House’ is a solo show set in 2008 when ‘boiler room’ scams were rife and so were news reports on it. Written using actual con-scripts that were used to dupe investors, it weaves in a darkly comedic narrative backdrop involving psychotic ex-pats, Dutch MILFS, Jewish playboys, old people, casual drug use and social media.
Exploring the tension between emerging adults and their parents of the ‘information era’ Jake is one of the many faceless pirates of a new ‘sub-culture’...where virtual life is easier than real life.
But is the crime the unrecognised injustice and new tensions of an emerging adult’s cultural environment or is it the ignorance of the older generations who have the money and political power to educate themselves and others…
The attribution of the crime lies with the audience.
‘Spank House’ is written, developed and performed by Jake Costello who is glad to share a story as colourful as his past.