All Female, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo
2 or more actors play 12 characters
N/A (Not a musical)
JENNY - a twelve year-old girl. She is energetic, self-absorbed, and very focused on her budding physical development.
GEORGIE - Jenny's best friend, also twelve. She appears younger than Jenny, and is somewhat tomboyish in manner. She is conspicuously less than delighted by Jenny's important news.
GRACE - a slightly disheveled, agitated, well-read feminist, around thrity years-old. She has a sense of humor.
MABEL REED - an unmarried Philadelphia lady, about twenty-four years-old. Mabel is sturdy, adventurous, and chaffing at the bond which she feels Philadelphia society places upon her.
MARY ENDICOTT ARNOLD - Mabel's best friend, also in her mid-twenties. Mary is a young society matron. She is a wife, a mother of young children, an artist, and an embracer of life, both past and present.
JUDY - a woman thirty-six years-old. She seems depressed and has a "space-y," distracted manner. She is given to self dramatizing and fanciful imagery.
LIZ - Judy's best friend, a little older. She is sensible and practical in manner, and obviously used to being Judy's helpful support, though we can imagine their roles being reversed on another day.
LEILA - A woman almost forty-seven years-old. She is graceful, intelligent, and humorous, and her present concerns should be presented as an unusual disruption to a generally confident and secure sense of self.
GERTRUDE STEIn - in her sixties. She is confident, expansive and optimistic, and clearly used to leaving all practical details to Alice, whom she clearly adores.
ALICE B. TOKLAS - also in her sixties. She is considerably smaller in stature than Gertrude, somewhat fussy, quietly vigilant, and has a slightly acerbic wit. She clearly adores Gertrude.
ROSA LOWENSTEIN - in her eighties, a widow, and determined to achieve peaceful senility, Rose has just this very day signed into the senior home. Rosa works hard to maintain her thin veneer of sweet-little-old-ladyhood, but right beneath the surface she is a feisty, sarcastic, and clever New Yorker with decades of radical political action behind her.
EMMA VANDEVERE - Rosa's comrade and sometimes leader, Emma, is at least eighty, blind, a longtime widow, and always a schemer. She has been in the senior home for some time, and is very discontented. Emma combined her political views with a love of risk-taking and a ribald sense of humor.