15 characters to be played by 9 actors:
SHRUTI, f, a med student and DACA recipient, living efficiently in Jackson Heights, Queens. Indian American.
RAJ, m, her brother, gay, the prince of the family. Indian American.
KEVIN, m, an attorney and Raj’s fiancé. Latino.
BABA, m, Shruti’s father, owner of a jewelry story, a gentle joker. Indian.
DEEPSIKHA, f, Shruti’s somewhat stern mother, elegant and cool. Indian.
PATRICE, f/m/nc, Shruti’s best friend and fellow medical student. Person of color.
STEVE, m, Shruti’s classmate who fancies himself a player. Caucasian.
LIAM, m, charming Irish actor and musician Shruti falls in love with. Caucasian.
CINNAMON, f, musical theatre actor and Liam’s ex-girlfriend. Caucasian.
THUG 1 and THUG 2, m, anti-immigrant thugs who attack Baba outside a pub
PROFESSORS A and B, m/f, instructors at Shruti’s school.
CONDUCTOR, m/f, racist train conductor.
MAN, m, ICE officer.
Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal is written to be performed by nine actors, with three taking on multiple roles:
KEVIN/PROFESSOR A/ THUG 2