Any Number Can Die
by Fred Carmichael
Full Length Play, Comedy / 7m, 5f
"Genuine comedy... worth your money for laughs... worth your time as a fabulous display of tricks... guaranteed completely screwball evening." - Bennington VT
Reviews"Genuine comedy... worth your money for laughs... worth your time as a fabulous display of tricks... guaranteed completely screwball evening." - Bennington VT
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Setting: In the living room of Raven's Head, an old mansion situated on a deserted island off the coast of North Carolina. The present.
JUDY - a pretty girl slightly younger than Chuck.
ZENIA - a fair skinned Haitian, Creole, when she speaks it is with a Haitian accent. Half French. Her voice is low and resounding. She seems set apart from the rest of the world and as if she knows things before they happen.
ROGER MASTERS - a dignified lawyer and he looks the part. He is somewhere near sixty with silver hair and a moustache. He is precise and, from his attitude, a successful business man.
CELIA LATHROP - a sophisticated woman of the world in her mid-forties. She is hard and determined and when she makes up her mind to get something nothing stands in her way.
T.J. LATHORP - slightly older than Celia. He is an admitted failure, but through it all has an endearing sense of humor, but one feels he is capable of great strength when the situation calls for it.
EDGARS - gives the appearance of something out of a Transylvanian horror story. His gray-flecked hair is combed forward over his forehead. His chalky white face has deep-set eyes. His butler's outfit hangs grotesquely due to his hunched shoulders. When he speaks, it is slow and definite.
ERNESTINE WINTERGREN - somewhere in her 60's, she is remarkably well-preserved. There is a determination about her which covers her almost elfin, warm-hearted approach to life.
SALLY VANVILLER - the most typical ingenue that ever breathed. She thinks only of the goodness in people and never of herself. Her pretty face is made up with tiny red lips, huge eyes, and the extreme innocence of her youth.
CARTER FORSTMAN - an energetic young man in his late twenties, but there is a coldness behind his eyes. He wears a pencil thin moustache, and his black hair is parted in the middle and plastered down.
JACK REGENT - looks the part of the hero which he is. In his twenties, he is honest beyond all doubt, strong when necessary, but kind-hearted and true at all times.
HANNIBAL HIX - an elderly man with a mass of white curls giving his face a gnome-like quality. He is usually delighted with everything that happens and rarely sees anything but the best side of everything. He has a twinkly look and bouncy gait of an elf and nothing could please him more than to be in the midst of everything that happens.