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All roles but Grandpa Martin Vanderhof available. All roles will receive a stipend.
Penelope Sycamore: The daughter of Martin Vanderhof, mother of Essie and Alice, and wife of Paul, Penelope is the fluttery, gentle lady of the house.
Essie: The daughter of Penelope and Paul, granddaughter of Martin Vanderhof, and wife of Ed, Essie is a pixie in toeshoes, an eternal student and constantly dances across the living room.
Rheba: The maid in the Vanderhof household who probably understands the family better than anyone.
Paul Sycamore: The husband of Penelope and father of Essie, Paul Sycamore is in his mid-fifties, but with a kind of youthful air and quiet manner.
Mr. De Pinna: Years ago Mr. De Pinna was delivering ice to the Vanderhof home–and just decided to stay. He is a mad genius.
Ed: The husband of Essie, Ed is a young man in his mid-thirties who has an affinity for the printing press and the xylophone.
Donald: Rheba’s boyfriend, Donald spends a lot of comfortable time at the Vanderhof home.
Martin Vanderhof: The patriarchal head of the family, Grandpa Martin Vanderhof is about seventy-five, a man whom the years have treated kindly.
Alice: The daughter of Penelope and Paul and sister of Essie, Alice is a lovely, fresh young girl of about twenty-two with familial devotion and love.
Tony Kirby: The boyfriend and later fiancé of Alice, Tony Kirby is a personable young man with a fondness for the Vanderhofs’ quirkiness.
Boris Kolenkhov: Essie’s dance teacher, Boris Kolenkhov is a hearty, explosive, Russian ballet-master.
Mr. Kirby: Tony’s father and Alice’s boss in the Wall Street office, Mr. Kirby is a disapproving and successful businessman.
Mrs. Kirby: Tony’s mother, Mrs. Kirby is of the same mind and temperament as her husband.