PEN - 70s - Female - Fierce, strong-willed, capable of malevolant sweetness. Has been denying obvious truths for decades, no matter the harm. About to plunge into dementia.
ADAM - 70s - Male - Pen's husband. A reanimated corpse. Barely cognizant, capable of limited motor control, slow walking, slight recognition of different sounds. Slack-jawed, dead-eyed. Terrifying and sad.
BEVERLY - late 40s/early 50s - Female - Pen's eldest daughter. A frustrated local politician. A control freak with a tight smile and a legitimate desire to help (even if help isn't requested).
APRIL - late 40s - Female - Pen's younger daughter. Very close in age to Beverly but the complete opposite. Loose, distractable, fun - although the events of the play strip her of her ebullience.
JOSH - late 40s - Male - April's soon-to-be-ex-husband. Severely depressed, severely repressed. A sarcastic jokester.
DAVID - late 40s/early 50s - Beverly's husband. A catheter salesman. The kind of guy who has less personality than he does interesting trivia he likes to throw into the conversation. Some might call him spineless; he thinks of himself as patient.
JACKIE - late teens/early 20s - Female - Beverly and David's daughter. Way more like April than her parents. Smart, sarcastic, terrified of her family.
Various Voiceovers - Male and Female - Reporters, the President, political talking heads, infomercials, etc. Opportunities for actual local celebrities.