IRENE DUBONNET (MIMI)- 60s; strong, stylish widow of one month; wears a hat cocked over one eye, a neck smothered with pearls, a 5-caret solitaire; Irene dresses young—dying her hair a richer version of red to offset her violet eyes—and flashing a fan, color coordinated to each outfit, against the heat; Irene could pass for forty.
ROOSTER DUBONNET (ROO) - 30; her son, an artist and a dreamer with the boyish charm of a college freshman; very careless; Rooster appears pale, sickly, with flushed cheeks and locks of hair tumbling in disarray over his forehead; an uncertainty is at the center of all his choices; Rooster forgets to change his clothes.
QUINT LEGERE - 45; Irene’s son-in-law, a driven accountant; very neat; no matter what Quint wears, his broad shoulders and smooth tan make him look first class; Quint changes his shirt four times a day to keep crisp in the summer; Quint feels it’s important to dress your best when you feel your worst.
BUNKY - 20; the only son of Quint and ex-wife Kitten Dubonnet Legere; nonchalant and seductive in blue jeans and boots, he refuses to relate to school; he wears a tee-shirt which reads, “Protect Wild Life. Throw a Party;” Bunky is a rebel—with a wild streak of fun. He quells his passion for adventure by absorbing himself in blues music and busywork for his relatives.
JASMINE RUSH - 36; adopted daughter of Irene Dubonnet, glamorous actress; dresses outrageously—over the edge of Italian fashion—with heavy eye make-up and ensembles contoured to her body and legs; the
most famous hand model in the world, Jasmine needs help doing ordinary things like opening bottles, zipping gowns, dialing the phone—so she won’t rip a nail.