TOMB OF THE CAPULETS
TOMB OF THE CAPULETS
A Family Comedy in Three Acts

CHARACTERS

Lionel Barrymore
10, son of Maurice and Georgiana Barrymore; "Mike" to his little brother

Ethel Barrymore
9, sister to Lionel; "Eethel" to her father

John Barrymore
6, brother to Ethel; goes by "Jack"

Uncle Jack Drew
35, dapper, first gentleman of the American stage, son of Louisa Lane Drew, sister to Georgina

Maurice Barrymore
39, exceptionally handsome and athletic, exceedingly witty and charming; wife to Georgina, father of Lionel, Ethel, and Jack

Uncle Googan*
32, illegitimate son of Louisa Lane Drew

Mummum
Louisa Lane Drew, Queen Mother of the American stage

Matilda
Irish maid

Georgiana Drew Barrymore
Actress, wife to Maurice, Mother to Lionel, Ethel, and Jack, brother to John Drew; goes by "Georgie"

Constable O’Shanahan*
Irish policeman

Oscar Wilde*
English playwright and novelist

Madame Modjeska
49, Polish lead actress on the world stage

Count Bozenta*
Phony Polish Count, Madame’s consort

Big John Sullivan*
American bare-knuckle heavyweight boxing champion

*all four roles can be played by one actor


SETTING

Louisa Lane Drew’s parlor in a grand Philadelphia mansion inhabited by her extended family.

ACT I
1888, a pleasant Saturday morning.

ACT II
Later that evening.

INTERMISSION

ACT III
The next morning.


SYNOPSIS

America's royal family of the stage endure another seeming episode of their handsome father's infidelity, only to have everything set right.

© 2002 by Michael J. Farrand