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'Dividing the Estate'

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Palm Beach Dramaworks
William Hayes, producing artistic director; J. Barry Lewis, resident director.

Production Description

Casting Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate," to be presented as part of the Palm Beach Dramaworks 2013-14 season.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Mar. 4, 2014. Performances run Mar. 28-Apr. 27, 2014 at the theatre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $626/wk. min. Equity SPT Contract.


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Replacement Info

The following roles have been cast. Actors will only be considered as replacements.

STELLA: female, late 70s-80s, the matriarch of the clan, ruling over the family with an iron fist. She is no-nonsense, outspoken and cantankerous. Though dementia dulls her memory, she is opinionated and arbitrarily willful.

LUCILLE: female, 50s-60s, Stella’s dutiful older daughter who lives with Stella on the farm. She nervously flutters about, complacent; she is the widow whose job it is to protect her family, but she is not terribly effective.

LEWIS: male, 50s-60s, Stella’s only son. An alcoholic gambler. Sensitive despite his degenerate ways. He is angry at his lot in life, self-imposed though it is, yet submissive to his mother because he has always been dependent on her.

MARY JO: male, 50s, Stella’s relentlessly calculating younger daughter. She has come to visit from Houston with her husband, Bob, and she wants her share. She is predatory, humorless and hard, always disappointed with her lot in life.

BOB: male, 50s, Mary Jo’s scheming husband, a loud, bombastic oilman who has lost a fortune with the drop in oil prices. He is filled with the false good humor of a man who will not admit he is desperate.

DOUG: male, 80s-90s, African-American housekeeper who has worked at the estate his entire life. Proud, though physically weak and mentally slipping.

MILDRED: female, 40s-50s, African American housekeeper who is slowly taking over control of the household from Doug. She is a patient, but sharp-tongued cook.

PAULINE: female, 30s–early 40s, is the know-it-all schoolteacher engaged to Son. She is an outsider to the family who annoys everyone with her prim, do-gooder attitude.

CATHLEEN: female, 20s-30s, African American, A long-suffering, emotional, sensitive servant of the family, she is young and ambitious and wants to go to college.

EMILY: female, 20s, One of Mary Jo and Bob’s daughters. She is materialistic and spoiled rotten and shows it in her dress and attitude.

SISSIE: female, 20s, one of Mary Jo and Bob’s daughters. She is self-absorbed and spoiled rotten and shows it in her dress and attitude.

IRENE: female, late teens, Lewis’ secret girlfriend. A local high school girl who works at a burger joint.