This play can be played with four versatile actors minimum. Ideally it’s a cast of seven. 3M, 4W, with 3 people playing the dogs. If it has to be played by 4 actors, Kevin doesn’t double.
Kevin Smith late thirties/early forties bachelor, assistant bank manager in a smallish country town. He is responsible, caring and a bit shy.
Rex Smith His elder brother, who has always cast a long shadow.
Denise Fairchild Kevin’s first love, a nurse who has just recently come back to her home town (her mother is ill). She is the proud owner of Jackson, a male pedigreed blue heeler.
Sarah Wilcott a teller at the branch Kevin is assistant manager in; she is also a close friend of Denise. She is also attempting to make her way as a wedding planner, and is the owner of Josie, a female cocker spaniel cross.
Jackson A spoiled pedigreed blue heeler, an erection on legs. Alpha male.
Deena is a short-haired pointer, light and agile. She is naturally nervous, and is being baby-sat by her owner’s uncle, Kevin. Alison, Deena’s owner, is the estranged daughter of Rex. Deena does not know Rex.
Josie Sarah’s dog. She’s a female cocker spaniel who knows who she likes and who her mistress should not. Very possessive, and out for what she can get.