When a banker and a semi-retired impresario come together to plan an evening of light entertainment, the road to the actual performance is not necessarily without its bumps and byways. It doesn’t help that the banker falls into something like lust with the impresario’s wife and the impresario's reach sometimes tends to exceed his grasp. Nothing goes according to plan: men and women are seduced — though only verbally, although a pregnancy does also occur; songs are slaughtered and lines take forever to be learned. A corpse adamantly refuses to remain dead. Although the performance has unavoidably to be postponed, it is in the details of how our heroes finally succeed that both the fun and the story reside. Readers will learn for themselves whether it all comes out right on the night. Among the characters you will meet are a superannuated actress looking for a second or, perhaps more accurately, a third spring, a prompter with the full-blast voice of a foghorn and the soul of Simon Legree, a Ph.D student whose dental attractiveness lures a leviathan towards the rocks, and an often pie-eyed pianist with an unfortunate weakness for the ladies. 'Tonight, It's My Turn' is written as farce, but it is also the story of how a friendship develops between two men who, both on the surface and also in their very essence, have so little in common that the outcome is as unexpected as it is affectionate. This is a book to be enjoyed, read with laughter, and not reported to any of those worthy societies that are concerned with the prevention of cruelty to animals.