CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
Sunday, July 8th – Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
September 6th – September 23rd, 2018
MR. GILBRETH (DAD)
The patriarch of the family. A successful man who is proud of his wife and family as well as his business accomplishments, and who runs his family like a business. (Age: Mid 40’s to mid 50’s)
MRS. GILBRETH (MOTHER)
The matriarch of the family. Gracious and attractive, a loving mother. She is also a psychologist. Age: (Mid 40’s – mid 50’s)
The oldest Gilbreth child. Attractive, sweet natured, yet stubborn. (Age: 17)
A Gilbreth child. The Co-Narrator. (Age: 16)
A Gilbreth child. Also the Co-Narrator. (Age: 15)
A Gilbreth child. (Age: 14)
MARY ELIZABETH, BILL, LILLIAN, FRED, DAN, JACKIE, ROBERTA, JANE
The younger Gilbreth children. Plenty of stage time, but more limited speaking parts. (Age: variable from ages 6-13)
The housekeeper. A kind woman that is devoted to the family. (Age: Flexible)
The family doctor. (Age: Flexible)
A cheerleader. Very cocky and interested in dating Anne. (Age: 17)
A teacher who has no love for the children. (Age 20+)
A nice looking, clean cut boy interested in Anne. (Age: 17)
MY 3 ANGELS
by Samuel & Bella Spewack
Sunday, September 9th – Tuesday, September 11, 2018
November 1st – November 18th, 2018
Big hearted, trusting shopkeeper on the island. He believes there is goodness in all people; his kindness and generosity lead him to being taken advantage of and as such his business is in danger of failing, He is Emily’s husband and father to Marie Louise. (Age: 50’s)
Not as trusting as her husband, she is none the less a property lady who is a devoted wife and mother. She wants the best for her family and is highly protective of them. She initially distrusts the convicts, but she eventually warms to them, and in particular to Jules. Emily has a better business sense than her husband, however since she is not in charge of the shop, she spends a good deal of time gently trying to correct or undo some of Felix’s practices. (Age: 30’s-40’s)
MARIE LOUISE DUCOTEL
Lovely, sweet, innocent daughter of the Ducotels. She believes whole-heartedly in the power of love. She has returned from a season in Paris during which she fell madly in love with Paul. Life is exciting, almost overwhelming to her. She faints often, is dramatic but sweet, kind, and loyal. Her parents and the convicts all feel highly protective of her. (Age: 18-24)
The unofficial leader of the convicts. He is in jail for forgery and confidence schemes. During his time at the Ducotels, he enjoys waiting on the costumers for Felix. He is excellent at book-keeping and very good with numbers. The Ultimate salesman, he could easily (and probably has) sold reading glasses to a blind man. He is slick and charming. (Age: 40’s)
The soul of the convicts. Jules is rather philosophical about life and often dispenses advice. He has unexpected warmth and tenderness for being a double murderer. He helps to keep Alfred’s temper in check while being amused by Joseph’s antics. He forms a bond with Emily and genuinely wants good things for the Ducotel family. (Age: 40’s)
The hot head of the convicts. Alfred jumps into action before the others. He is a former society boy, reasonably good looking and not without charm but has an edge to him. He is in prison for murdering someone over money. He is the correct age to have been a suitor for Marie Louise, if not for his crimes. She represents the life that he lost and as such he’s jealous about and very protective of Marie Louise. He is strong, impulsive, charming but dangerous. (Age: 20’s)
Felix’s cousin and primary investor in his shop. He is cold, overbearing, and mean spirited. He loves money and is highly impressed with his own success. He is actively grooming Paul (his ward and heir) to take over the family business. He has come to the island to inspect the store and to close it down for failing to turn a profit. His brazen arrogance and cruelty draws the anger of the convicts. (Age: 50’s)
Young, handsome promising ward to Henri. He was romantically involved with Marie Louise, but he has become engaged to her wealthier friend at the insistence of Henri. He is still attracted to and cares for Marie Louise but loves status and money more than her. He has a well-hidden, underhanded, mean streak in him. (Age: 20’s)
Resident of the island. She is a busy-body and a gossip. She often shops at the Ducotels’ store, placing all her purchases on a line of credit and somehow never has money to pay the credit line each month. She manipulates Felix often and she becomes a target for the convicts. (Age: Flexible)
Young, handsome, straightforward soldier. He has mutual friends with Felix, who has written him a letter of introduction. The convicts instantly approve of him. He is every good thing that Paul is not. (Age: 20’s)
LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT
by Jane Milmore & Billy VanZandt
Sunday, September 4th – Tuesday, September 6th, 2018
January 1st – January 27, 2019
Handsome, with a high opinion of himself. He’s a leader and desperate schemer, although his plans seldom go smoothly. A fast-talking, gambling man who treats his brother Billy as his stooge. (Age: 30-40)
Tom’s brother, always being abused in one manner or another. A romantic at heart. Not the smartest fish in the sea. A bit sarcastic but lovable. (Age: 25-35)
New attorney on his first case. Anxious, superstitious, with a shady past. He’s willing to act unethically should one of the women be open to his advances. (Age: 25-35) *Physical requirements – must be able to play drunk.
Stereotypical Brooklyn gangster. Quick to pull a gun but is intimidated by nuns and has a soft spot for orphans. (Age: 50-60)
Long-suffering, devoted, man hungry, alcoholic drunk maid. (Age: 50-60) * Physical requirements- play drunk through most of the show.
Attractive, classy, likes adventure and has an air of mystery. Probably the only smart and sane person in the entire show. (Age: 30-40)
Has a newborn “baby” with her. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, gullible, a bit of a ditz. (Age: 25-35)
Pizza Face’s VERY sexy “Secretary”. She chews gum, mispronounces words and speaks with a high-pitch Brooklyn accent. (Age: 25-35)
THE LADY SWIMS TODAY
by H.G Brown
Sunday, January 6th – Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
March 14th – March 31, 2019
A man of indefinite age, handsome; women find him attractive and exciting.
A man in his late thirties, cocky but deeply insecure.
A man in his late-fifties, bartender at the marina where the action is set.
In his fifties and the owner of the Carney Hook Marina Motel . A “retired” airline pilot with a past he wants to forget.
BEVERLY SHARON PETERS
In her late forties, recently married to Mal, and starting a new life on the Eastern Shore.
A woman in her late-thirties to early forties, she is glamorous and knows it, but enjoys liquor too much for her own good, and is attracted to dangerous men and edgy situations.
A woman in her late-twenties to early thirties; a dancer in a strip club, and Harley’s girl.
NORMAN, IS THAT YOU?
by Ron Clark & Sam Bobrick
Sunday, March 17th – Tuesday, March 19th
May 9th – May 26th, 2019
A young man in his mid-twenties
Norman’s boyfriend, also in his mid-twenties
Norman’s father, a man in his early fifties
A very understanding hooker in her mid-twenties
Ben’s wife in her late forties