NINE CHARACTER, WITH DOUBLING OF TWO CHARACTERSTITLE: FAMILY DINNER
MARTHA: Around 75 years old, married to the Colonel, victim of domestic abuse both verbal and physical--physical in the early part of their 50 year marriage.
Martha: As a 23 year old, recently married to the Colonel.
COLONEL: Around 75 years old, married to Martha, and is haunted by his war memories. He is dying of lung cancer, after having worked in a factory most of his life.
KAREN: Martha’s and the Colonel’s daughter, fifty eight years old, has come home for the first time in ten years, weighed down with resentments regarding her father, mother and brother Bobby.
BOBBY: Around 55 years old, a Vietnam vet who is a drug addict, resented by his father and coddled by his mother. He is mired in the trauma of his war experience and seeks a measure of peace, while also working to stop his son from going back to Iraq.
Dylan: 23 years old, the son of Bobby and an Iraq war veteran who wants to re-enlist and re-unite with his brothers in Iraq.
RICHARD: Around 78 years of age, a war buddy of the Colonel who has remained close to the Colonel and Martha over the years.
COMMANDING OFFICER: Around 50 years old, can be played by same actor as Richard.
Karen, Bobby, Martha, and the Colonel all play themselves in a flashback scene when they were 25 years younger.