| The Poor Little Boy Next Door Pedrolino
Servant to Pantalone.
He is always getting into trouble, and likes to play
tricks on people, especially Pantalone. Pedrolino may
be played by a woman. If played by a woman, there
must be no mistaking that he is a she, except of course
by all the characters on stage, who would call her
"him" and think nothing of it at all.
| The Misguided Maidservant Franceschina
Isabella's maid. She loves
Pedrolino. Maidenly and down-to-earth, she always
tries to resolve problems for Isabella, and is the
voice of reason in a crazy world. Dresses only in
a Frederick's French Maid's lingerie costume.
Sabrina Gwyne Howells
The Painfully Self-Absorbed Flavio
and Oratio's friend. He is a rather arrogant lover
with a soap-opera chin who is deeply infatuated with
himself and Flaminia. He has been known to hang
around gyms in Chelsea. A beefcake's beefcake. Very beefy.
Michael J. Muldoon
| The Excessively Erudite Doctor
An academic's academic.
He is a monstrous blowhard who knows far too much
information for his own good. He is given to long-winded
speeches about exotic things and places. He will do
anything to get money out of Pantalone, who perpetually
owes the Doctor for something or other.
Matthew R. Staley
The Cowardly and Insensitive Captain Spavento
A cowardly braggart.
At one time he was a soldier, bringing up the rear,
possibly carrying the pots and pans, or stealing the
drum away from the boy in the lead. Cowardly through
and through, houseflies can bring him into a conniption.
Somewhere he got it into his head that he is attractive to the ladies.
|The Borscht-Drinking Arlecchino
A complete troublemaker and hellion, he is constantly
hungry and thirsty. Though eternally lithe and thin,
he is given to drink excessively. However, it is quite
impossible for him to get drunk, unless he finishes
off a lake. Nevertheless, he can do a back handspring
on a dime and is the acrobat of the bunch.
| The Town Nymphomaniac Flaminia
and a complete nymphomaniac. Always dresses nastily.
Every time she appears, she loses more of her mind
and her attire. (Never naked, but this is a late-night
show in the Village....)
|The Gorgeous Isabella
A pure-hearted lover
smitten with Oratio. She is a wondrous beauty and
an independent woman. Each entrance, she is dressed
in something gorgeous and beautiful: never trashy or
slutty, but always like she stepped right off the
runway or the red carpet.
The Hopelessly Lovelorn Oratio
Pantalone's son and
the betrothed of Isabella. Oratio is a good-hearted
young man in love who cannot do anything about it.
Romantic to the core, he relies on his friends to
help him through life. Somehow knows about Quantum Physics....
Hezekiah James Toft
The Enigmatic Sorceress and Confectioner Mrs. McGillicuddy
The Good Witch of
Vienna. Watches out for Isabella and Oratio. Always
speaking in rhyme, she lovingly creates magical concoctions
that somehow inevitably get out of her control. Can
be exquisitely played in drag.