The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

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Time
A day immediately preceding Christmas
in 1998, 1971, 1951, and 1921

Place
The living room of the Harrison family home (formerly the Randolph and Morgan family home) in southeastern Pennsylvania in the United States of America in the 20th century. Other locales - trains, planes and automobiles, front porch, back yard - are indicated through changes in light and props in the same space. Different locales and time periods will exist in the living room space at the same time.

Cast of Characters

ABBY (1998, 1971, 1951) / ANN (1921)

adult female, any age; portrays characters ranging in age from 10 to 57
Woman 1 - (1998) Abby, 57, recently widowed
Woman 1 - (1971) Abby, 30, recently married
Woman 1 - (1951) Abby, 10, a young girl
Woman 1 - (1921) Ann, 35, friend to Abigail

MOLLY (1998) / KITTY (1971, 1951) / ABIGAIL (1921)

adult female, any age; portrays characters ranging in age from 19 to 39
Woman 2 - (1998) Molly, 24, wife of Abby & Jeff's son Ethan
Woman 2 - (1971) Kitty, 39, ex-wife of Abby's brother Mickey
Woman 2 - (1951) Kitty, 19, fiancee of Abby's brother Mickey
Woman 2 - (1921) Abigail, 36, wife to David

GAIL (1998) / JANICE (1971) / MARGARET (1951, 1921)

adult female, any age; portrays characters ranging in age from 13 to 43
Woman 3 - (1998) Gail, 26, Abby & Jeff's daughter
Woman 3 - (1971) Janice, 18, Kitty & Mickey's daughter
Woman 3 - (1951) Margaret, 43, Abby & Mickey's mother
Woman 3 - (1921) Margaret, 13, daughter of Abigail & David

JEFF (1998, 1971) / NED (1951) / DAVID (1921)

adult male, any age; portrays characters ranging in age from 35 to 62
Man 1 - (1998) Jeff, 62, Abby's recently deceased husband
Man 1 - (1971) Jeff, 35, Abby's husband
Man 1 - (1951) Ned, 46, Margaret's husband, Abby & Mickey's father
Man 1 - (1921) David, 40, husband to Abigail

JEREMY (1998) / MICKEY (1971, 1951) / WILL (1921)

adult male, any age; portrays characters ranging in age from 18 to 42
Man 2 - (1998) Jeremy, 18, Abby & Jeff?s youngest son
Man 2 - (1971) Mickey, 40, Abby?s recently divorced brother
Man 2 - (1951) Mickey, 20, Abby?s brother, returning from the Korean War
Man 2 - (1921) Will, 42, friend to David

ETHAN (1998) / BENJI (1971) / BEN (1951) / JOSHUA (1921)

adult male, any age; portrays characters ranging in age from 10 to 24
Man 3 - (1998) Ethan, 24, Abby & Jeff?s son, the middle child
Man 3 - (1971) Benji, 17, Kitty & Mickey?s son
Man 3 - (1951) Ben, 23, Mickey?s army buddy
Man 3 - (1921) Joshua, 10, son of Abigail & David

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