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by Aja Nisenson


CAST LIST: 

Specific roles TBD

***PLEASE INITIAL BY YOUR NAME, AND COMMENT ON THE WIKI****


DAVID COMBS

JULIA EVERITT

ELLIS FONTANA

RYAN FOY

ELIZABETH FULLER

MICHELE PAYNE HINZ

JOE OSHEROFF

KT PETERSON


SYNOPSIS: "The Wait" and takes place in a New Jersey hospital room over the course of five days.  The patriarch, Papa (age 93) is on his death bed and his wife (Em), children (Eric, Paul, Laura), and granddaughter (Ilana) are eagerly awaiting his passing. The family gathers to say their final goodbyes and come to terms with the complicated feelings they all have for Papa. The play is a comedic and tragic look at what it means to lose and become your parent, and how death brings out the best and worst in all of us. 


CHARACTERS:

  • PAPA: early 90’s but looks late 70’s, never without a chocolate smudge on his face, the New York Times in his hands, and a joke up his sleeve. (The father)
  • EM: early 80’s, but looks and acts much younger. Doesn’t have a mean bone in her body.   (The mother)
  • LAURA: Mid 40’s- 50. The baby. Psychologist, but the bad kind that fucks up her daughter and doesn’t realize she’s doing it. (The daughter)
  • PAUL:  late 40's - 60’s, but stuck at 13. The middle child. Should be on prozac, but isn’t. (The middle child)
  • ERIC: late 40's - 60’s. The eldest son.The doctor. The favorite.  (The eldest son)
  • ILANA: 12 years old, pre-teen. Laura’s daughter. The delinquent. Blood meets heat meets sweat meets teenage angst. (The granddaughter)
  • RABBI KLINE: 40's -50’s, Wants to please everyone. Former lawyer.
  • KATHLEEN: 30- 50’s. Caregiver to Papa and Em, but doesn't take good care of herself. Overweight. Smokes. 
  • PAPA’S MELANCHOLIA: 6 year old girl who wears a pink tutu and her mother’s oversized high heels. Or is just magnificent in another way. Might be a young boy or something else.
  • MARIACHI BAND MEMBERS 1, 2, 3: timeless. All male.  Speak Spanish. Ideally play Mariachi music.