A well-paid New York executive gets fired when his firm kits the skids. Then his wife gets fired, he’s robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do-he has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best thing that ever happened to him…
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE ESTIMATED AGES OF THE CHARACTERS, HOWEVER, WE WILL CAST ACTORS THAT ARE OLDER OR YOUNGER IF THEY FIT THE ROLE.
Mel Edison - Lead; Age: Mid 30s-mid 50s
After losing his job, Mel watches his life tumble around him - leading him to a nervous breakdown!
(Strong comedic timing necessary; Jim Carrey/Tom Hanks type)
Edna Edison - Lead; Age: Mid 30s-mid 50s
Mel's wife. Tender, caring, understanding, and loving, but can lose it when pushed far enough!
(Lucille Ball/Marge Simpson type)
Harry Edison - Supporting; Age: Mid 50s-70s
Mel's older brother. Self assured & dominant. Uptight.
Pearl, Jessie & Pauline - Supporting; Age: Late 40s-mid 60s
Mel's older sisters. Gossipy, very loving & protective of their younger brother, Mel.