The Mississippi Gulf Coast estate of Irene Dubbonet is an unforgetable place to visit, but who would want to live there? All of her relatives, who hope to inherit it! This is a play about manipulation and what happens to family members' dreams when the odds are stacked against them. A cloud of doom hangs over Serenity Manor, until at last, virtue triumphs. Irene's son, the artist, Rooster, deeply anxious to prove himself, connives a scheme to help his "down and out" brother-in-law seize the estate. Funny situations sparked by witty lines bring the audience into an intriguing overview of topsy-turvy privileged life today. One int.set.
CAST OF CHARACTERS: (3M, 2W)
IRENE DUBONNET. Matriarch and widow, 62.
ROOSTER DUBONNET (ROO). Her son, 30, an artist with boyish charm.
QUINT LEGERE. Her son-in-law, 45, a driven investment banker.
BUNKY. Her grandson, 17, and Quint’s son, amateur country musician.
JASMINE RUSH. Her adopted daughter, 38, a hand model from Hollywood.
THE TIME The present. July 4th weekend.
THE PLACE Gallery of “Serenity,” Irene Dubonnet’s summer mansion, Pass Christian, Mississippi
Scene from Solitaire