MADE INTO A PLAY*
By Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
FATHER-- Clarence Day, Sr., whom his wife calls "Clare."
MOTHER--Mr. Day's Wife, whom her husband calls "Vinnie."
CLARENCE--Clarence Day, Jr., aged 17, on the verge of Yale.
JOHN--the second Day son, aged 15.
WHITNEY--the third, aged 13.
HARLAN--the fourth, aged 6.
CORA CARTWRIGHT--Vinnie's country cousin, aged 30.
MARY SKINNER--her pretty, small-town friend, aged 16.
The Reverend DR. LLOYD--the Episcopal rector.
DR. HUMPHRIES--the family physician.
DR. SOMERS--a medical consultant.
MARGARET--the long-time family cook.
ANNIE--a new maid.
DELIA--a new maid.
NORA--a new maid.
MAGGIE--a new maid.
Time: the late eighteen-eighties in New York City.
Place: the well-to-do home of Clarence Day, Sr.
THE MORNING ROOM of the Day home at 420 Madison Avenue. In the custom of the Victorian period, this was the room where the family gathered for breakfast, and because it was often the most comfortable room in the house it served also as a living-room for the family and their intimates.____________________