Adapted by Burton Bumgarner From the tale by Oscar Wilde. Hugh is in love with Laura and she is in love with him. They want to marry but Laura's father, a gruff and greedy man, won't hear of the marriage of his only daughter to a lowly actor. In order to win the girl he loves, Hugh must come up with the astounding sum of $10,000, or Laura will be forced to marry an attorney, a man her father has selected. Set in New York City during the Great Depression, actors and artists, as well as millionaires and beggars, populate this one-act play. Hugh's best friend, Trevor, is an arrogant but well-intentioned artist who is well paid for his paintings. Trevor's current project is a commissioned painting of a beggar. As Hugh tells Trevor of his plight with Laura, the artist comes up with a solution. An O'Henry-like twist of plot makes for a delightful resolution.