George Hay: (Late 40s-50s) is very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-
top actor. As leader of his own acting troupe, George has always had aspirations to be famous. He’s a bit of a ladies man but really is devoted to his wife, Charlotte.
Charlotte Hay: (Late 40s-50s) is very much a drama queen. She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even the ones she’s a bit old for. She is a consummate actress who still has dreams of being a star--at all costs! She loves George but is getting tired of his philandering.
Ethel: (late 60s) is Charlotte's mother--close to her daughter, but not happy with her daughter’s choice of a husband. She is also an actress--very witty, and doesn't take any crap from anyone! She is very hard of hearing, which leads to comic misunderstandings.
Rosalind Hay: (20s/30s) George and Charlotte's daughter, used to be an actress and a member of their acting troupe, but she decided that she wanted a real career, so she left--determined never to act again--or be like her parents! Rosalind is, in fact, always repressing her dramatic side, but it’s a losing battle by the end. She has a new fiancé, Howard, but she used to be in love with an actor in her parent's troupe, Paul.
Howard: (20s/30s) is Rosalind's fiancé--a weatherman--so he considers himself to be in the "acting" business. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable.
Eileen: (20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him. Eileen wants to be a leading actress with the company, and she comes across very flighty and naïve, but ultimately will do anything to get what she wants.
Paul: (20s/30s/40s) is a member of the acting troupe, who used to be with Rosalind and still loves her and wants her back; but he is an actor first and foremost, so he wouldn't leave the troupe to be with her. Paul has a quiet, subtle sense of humor and often holds the company together.
Richard: (50s) He is George and Charlotte's attorney, but he is in love with Charlotte--always trying to get her to leave George. He is wealthy and used to getting what he wants, and he is both amused and perplexed by the Hay family.