America's royal family of the stage endure another seeming episode of their handsome father's
infidelity, only to have everything set right in the end.
10, son of Maurice and Georgiana Barrymore; "Mike" to his little brother
9, sister to Lionel; "Eethel" to her father
6, brother to Ethel; goes by "Jack"
Uncle Jack Drew
35, dapper, first gentleman of the American stage, son of Louisa Lane Drew, sister to Georgina
39, exceptionally handsome and athletic, exceedingly witty and charming; wife to Georgina, father
of Lionel, Ethel, and Jack
32, illegitimate son of Louisa Lane Drew
Louisa Lane Drew, Queen Mother of the American stage
Georgiana Drew Barrymore
Actress, wife to Maurice, Mother to Lionel, Ethel, and Jack, brother to John Drew; goes by "Georgie"
English playwright and novelist
49, Polish lead actress on the world stage
Phony Polish Count, Madame’s consort
Big John Sullivan*
American bare-knuckle heavyweight boxing champion
*all four roles can be played by one actor
A pleasant Saturday morning in 1888 in Louisa Lane Drew’s parlor in a grand Philadelphia mansion
inhabited by her extended family.
Later that evening.
The next morning.