From playwright Stephen Miles, “Backstage” follows the pitfalls and pratfalls that
besiege a theatrical production in modern times. From the actors to the prop master to
the costumer, director, lighting, and special effects, it’s a set-up for disaster and you can
see how it all happens with a private, behind-the-scenes view from the ‘green room.’ A
hilarious look at what makes the “play the thing.”
ANA: Late thirties./ Early forties. Smart. Accomplished. Organized. A columnist for a
Daily paper. The Mother Bee. Also plays PROF IRVINA JARVIS
ROB: Her Husband. Met in College. Former football player. Charismatic Underachiever.
Also plays SHARK BITE SURVIVOR
WILL: ROB’s bookish college roommate. Ana’s former boyfriend. History buff.
Unmarried. Also plays FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT FOR JIMMY CARTER
JEN: Ana’s friend. Shy. Smart. An obituary writer for a weekly gazette papers.
Unmarried. Also plays DR. CAROL HASTING SMITH
LILLY: Mid/ Late twenties. African American. A great lover of books. Ana’s friend.
Also plays STUDENT JANELLE HILL
ALEX: The New Guy. Annoying and Endearing. Instrument of provocative debate or
irritating son -of -Satan. Take your pick. Also plays THE WAL-MART GUY
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