Spring 2018 Dinner Theatre
A Mother, a Daughter, and a Gun
by Barra Grant
Jess is having a bad day. She's discovered she's pregnant,
that her husband is cheating on her, and has bought a gun to kill him.
She's interrupted by her mother, Beatrice, who arrives to help with a
party Jess has forgotten she's having, to which she's invited a handful
of strangers. Events unfurl at a furious pace as the party guests take
over, Beatrice almost murders Jess' dad, and Jess' husband finally
returns to the mayhem. The end of the play is surprisingly poignant and
will profoundly effect everyone who's ever had a mother.
April 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 2018
Character descriptions are below.
- Jess (30-40)
Sarcastic, straight-forward, a tad socially awkward. Doesn't value
herself as much as she should.
- Beatrice (55-70)
Jess' mother. Social butterfly, queen of the guilt trip, can't help but
meddle in her daughter's life.
- Alvin (60-70) Jess'
father. Kind, charming, tries his best to be patient with his wife,
loves his daughter immensely.
- David (30-40) Jess'
husband. A bit of a pushover and damp rag. Has an affair with his
- Party Guests:
- Fran (Age can vary)
Eleanor's girlriend, Jewish, met Jess at the gym. Very upbeat and perky.
- Elenor (Age can
vary) Fran's girlfriend, converted to Judaism or Fran, met Jess at the
gym. Has Tourette's.
- Cheryl (25-35)
Paul's date. Paul made her get a job at Barnes & Noble, but she
just wants to get high and sell cosmetics.
- Juan (25-35)
Hispanic, works in a deli. Very suave and charming, loves to dance.
- Bob (40-50) Goes to
the same psychiatrist as Jess. Believes if he can just manage to cry,
he will "get better."
- Stefan (Age can
vary) Russian, met Jess at the dry cleaners. Goes with the flow, loves
- Paul (30-40) Used
to tutor Jess back in the day, was her first love. High intelligence,
and rather stuck-up.
- Director -
- Technical Director
- Erin Chaffee
- Producer - Justin
- Publicity - Angela