CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS for PICNIC&PLAYS in the PARK
- DO STUFF
By Phyliss Shanken
( Same actors can be used for all three scenes or multiple actors)
Scene 1: 1988
SON: 15-year-old boy
Scene 2: 2021
AGING MOTHER: 73-years-old
GROWN SON: 53-years-old
Scene 3: Same day
GRANDSON, BILLY: 15-years-old
At Rise: MOTHER sits in front of computer. SON stands behind her.
By Nancy Swartz
Annabel Ample – Spa member, tired of the whole fitness routine. Jovial, good-natured.
Samantha Turgid – Spa Director. Serious, corporate pep-talker.
Tippy Townsend – Manager of Customized Diet Program. Efficient, overworked – underweight.
Place: Office of Samantha Turgid
At Rise: Annabel Ample is unhappy with her lack of progress since joining the ‘Ultimate New You Health Spa’. She is attending her evaluation appointment with the Director.
- THE BIRTHDAY BASH
By Sondra Mandel
Rose: An overbearing, Jewish woman – senior citizen
Susan: Rose’s daughter, a spunky, yet submissive woman – middle age
Dot: Rose’s friend, a mensch – woman – senior citizen
AT RISE: Rose at home, in Philadelphia, waiting for her daughter to arrive.
- WORDS ARE USELESS
By Jeff Dunne
|EDDIE||Completely clueless (Off-stage voice)|
A room in the back of a bakery.
- THE MEMORY PARK
by Tom Chin
ALAN: A man, married to EVELYN
EVELYN: ALAN’s wife.
PAULA: Woman, owner of the new memory park.
CRAFTSMAN: Workman who is hired to put the finishing touches to
the park’s benches.
(ALAN & CRAFTSMAN could be played by same actor)
The opening of a new memory park in Ventnor
- UNDER THE ELEPHANT
By Edward Shakespeare