Deidre: Female, 50-60's Erik’s loyal wife, devoted mother to Brigid and Aimee; with silent strength, she clings wholeheartedly to traditions, familial duty, and the Catholic faith; the institution of marriage is sacred to her; she very much wishes her family shared this sentiment. Erik: Male, 50-60's a middle class Irish Catholic, practical to a fault and very set in his ways; he has sacrificed a great deal over the years in order to provide a good life for his family, but his recent confession has upset the comfortable world he knows; he is trying desperately to reconnect with his wife and cling to his increasingly distant daughters. Momo: Female, 70-80's Erik’s mother, grandmother to Brigid and Aimee; has been afflicted with dementia; for the most part, she remains passive and disconnected but has episodes where she becomes manic and aggressive. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities Aimee: Female, 30's Erik and Deirdre’s eldest daughter; both self-conscious and self-deprecating, her career as a lawyer once held great promise; now, her physical and emotional health both suffer; she is deeply, quietly sad and in intense pain following a breakup from her long-term girlfriend. Brigid: Female, 20's Erik and Deirdre’s youngest daughter; a musician and composer with an artistic (mercurial) nature and frustrated that she is bartending and collecting unemployment and not able to pursue her career; a bit spoiled, upbeat most of the time; she loves her parents but is embarrassed by their provincialism; in spite of that, she still seeks their approval and wants them to love her new apartment and her boyfriend. Richard: Male, 38 A worldly wise graduate student, Richard comes from a wealthy family and has never wanted for anything; despite their age difference, he truly loves Brigid and yearns to be accepted by her family.
The Humans sides (taken from the Dramatist Play Service script) Pg 11-15- Momo, Erik, Deidre, Brigid, Aimee Pg 50-51- Aimee (omit other lines, done as a monologue) Pg 78-83- Richard, Brigid, Erik, Aimee, Deidre Pg 92-95- Deidre, Brigid, Richard, Aimee, Erik Pg 107- Erik, Momo