by Owen Davis
Full Length Play, Melodrama / 7m, 3f
"The patrons had a fine time gripping their neighbors' arms, oohing and aahing." - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
Reviews"The patrons had a fine time gripping their neighbors' arms, oohing and aahing." - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: 1930s
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: The Bienville Penthouse.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
MRE. MARGARET CHISHOLM- The leader of New Orleans society. A woman in the forties, although thanks to modern cosmetics and the assistance of expert dressmakers, she appears much younger. She is charming, well-poised and cultivated, and has the calm air of assurance of a woman whose position cannot be challeneged.
DR. MURRAY CHALMERS REID- Distinguished scholar and the head of a great university. He is a forceful man in the early fifties, quite sure of himself and rather positive and dogmatic in his manner.
JASON OSGOOD- An extremely wealthy banker of New Orleans. All his life he has had the handling of a great fortune and of late years he has gone into politics on a reform ticket. He is well-dressed, dignified, a little of a snob.
PETER DALY- About thirty years old. He is a pleasant, healthy, attractive young fellow who has had some success as a novelist and whose first play has recently been triumphantly produced on Broadway.
SYLVIA INGLESBY- She is of the modern American business woman type. An extremely successful lawyer who has become a power in local politics. She is good looking, but her manner indicates more force and authority than is usual with young women of her age.
HENRY ABBOTT- Commonly called "Hank." He is about thirty years old, artist, radical, free-thinker. A brilliant but erratic genius who has never been able to accomplish his ambition.
JEAN TRENT- A very pretty girl of twenty-five. She is at present a moving picture star whose popularity is just beginning to make her an important figure. Prior to this she has been a stock company actress and Broadway ingenue. She is born of an old aristocratic family and might well have a trace of Southern accent.
THE FIRST GUEST- A man about thirty-five years of age, dressed in ordinary business clothes. He speaks no lines.
HAWKINS- A grave, respectable butler. Might well be a white-haired man of thin and rather severe aspect.