ROBERTA, the smart one.
Unsentimental, logical, traditional and Jewish, originally from Brooklyn.
Her world-view: we are the product of our history and tribe.
She maintains a small, manageable world, listening to opera and watching the ducks on the pond behind her house. A retired financial planner, she is the driving force behind the gals’ Woodstock Tontine.


SHELLEY, the pretty one.
Always thinking about men and sex, she dresses very traditionally feminine and quite stylish.
Originally from Boston, she has traveled all over. Though she has suffered loss, she maintains an optimistic outlook. Shelley’s world-view and self-described philosophy is to embrace every opportunity
(read: man) that life throws at her. In her own way, she is fearless.


BJ, the creative one.
B.J. is an African American woman who was adopted by a Jewish family from the Bronx, NY.
Growing up, she was confused: Am I Black? Am I Jewish?
B.J.’s style is Bohemian; she paints and writes.
For her, the arts offer balance and self-awareness.


TRUDY, the world traveler and moral compass.
This retired high school guidance counselor plants her flag in the moral high ground, often to the irritation of others,
particularly Roberta. Originally from NY, she retired in North Carolina.
Her mother was Jewish, but she doesn’t identify much, and considers herself a citizen of the world.
Travel is her happy place. She never married or had children.


VERONIKA, the German.
Veronika has lived in the US for over 50 years, yet she still has a slight accent and some endearing verbal miscues.
She thinks she is boring, but she is far from it.
Growing up in post-war Germany, the war was hardly referenced and never morally examined.
When she learns more about it, she experiences belated collective guilt.
Conflicted or not, as she gets older, she returns to her roots.

 

NOTE
These posters can be customized with your cast member and used effectively in the theatre lobby
to acquaint the audience with the characters they are about to spend time with.
They can also be used in social media blitzes and mailings.