Rogues & Vagabonds, Marilyn Lightstone’s remarkable first foray into fiction, tells the story of a disparate group of characters brought together by the one great passion they all share: their love of the theatre.
There is Milo, Brandoesque bad-boy, whose streetwise machismo conceals the soul of an artist. There is Adam, former TV variety performer, for whom the price of a place in the legitimate theatre is a break with his homosexual past. There is Bobby, the temptress, whose illegitimate pregnancy sets in motion a series of events that will have tragic consequences. And guiding them all is Theo, charismatic founder of NAADA — the North American Academy of Dramatic Art — willing to break all rules, and transcend all boundaries, to mold his young charges.
Author and multi-award-winning actress Marilyn Lightstone brings a lifetime of personal experience to this rollicking, old-fashioned feast of a novel. Written with passion and an unerring eye for detail, Rogues and Vagabonds is a theatrical saga: an epic tale of the pain endured, the sacrifices made, and the secrets kept in the name of art.
“Award-winning stage and screen actress Marilyn Lightstone enters the literary world with an old-fashioned (though far from demure) tale of the perils and passion of theatre.
The tale offers much theatrical atmosphere and detail, some luscious sex scenes… an entertaining diversion for a dark [winter] weekend.”