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JOHN PACENTINI JR.: a salesman, 29 years old
JOHN PACENTINI SR. or DAD: John's dead dad, was a salesman. (Dad also inhabits the character
of Popo the Clown.)
BABE DUPREE: saleswoman, 30, John's ex-fiancé
DICK: salesman, one of Dad's cronies, pushing 70
SMITTY: same
SHELLY UNDERWOOD: a saleswoman, pushing 60, tried to be one of Dad's cronies
BEATRICE FRENCH or BERT: a saleswoman, pushing 30, works for Shelly
GREG DELVECKIO: a successful salesman, 27
VALDOFF: an alien
Whenever each character first appears, dates of birth should be indicated wherever and however possible. And then they should disappear.
Around the millennium. The Western United States.
The set should be non-naturalistic and fantastical. The dotted line of a freeway stripe flows through the audience, up the stage and out into nowhere. There are freeway signs, as well as several restaurant and hotel chains. There are no main playing areas. There is the essence of a hotel room with a Murphy Bed and perhaps an upper level hidden by a curtain or swinging doors that reveal restaurant scenes and the like.
The pace of the play should be speedy and the characters should be larger than "larger than life."


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