Ally McBeal - Common As The Rain

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Synopsis

Cast & Production Needs

Monologues

Scenes

LOCATIONS

INTERIORS

The Offices of Cage & Fish law firm

The Offices of Renee Raddick's law firm

A courtroom

A judge's chambers

Billy and Georgia's apartment

An airplane

EXTERIOR

A city street

Cast of Characters

ALLY MCBEAL

An impossibly thin, neurotic, hopelessly romantic lawyer, prone to hallucinations, female, 20s

BILLY THOMAS

A lawyer experiencing a crisis regarding his masculinity, teetering on the verge of divorce from wife Georgia, due to an indiscretion with Ally, the first great love of his life, male, 20s

RICHARD FISH

Founding member of the law firm employing Ally and Billy, law school classmate of both, politically incorrect to put it mildly, obsessed with money, male, 20s

GEORGIA THOMAS

Lawyer working at a competing firm, soon to be ex-wife of Billy, already ex-friend of Ally, female, 20s

ROBERT LUNDY

Imposing gay man, client of Georgia's law firm, bringing lawsuit against former partner and lover Jeremy Draper, ostensibly about the buyout clause related to their mutually owned company, but really to try and keep him from leaving town with his new love Alex (originally written as African American, could be any race), 20s

JEREMY DRAPER

College friend of Richard Fish, now client of his firm in case brought by former lover and business partner Robert Lundy, torn between Robert and new love Alex Shaw, male, 20s

ALEX SHAW

First love of Jeremy Draper, who has returned to his life and won him back again from lover and partner Robert Lundy, co-defendant in case, not Richard Fish's favorite person, male, 20s

RENEE RADICK

Ally's roommate, former prosecutor, founded her own law firm, which now employs Georgia Thomas, recently had ill-fated affair with married man and former first love Matt, female, 20s

JUDGE SEYMORE WALSH

Stern African-American judge, not a big fan of lawyers' theatrics, particularly those of Richard Fish's law firm, male, 50s

WHIPPER CONE

Former judge, now lawyer at Renee Radick's firm, co-counsel on case with Georgia Thomas representing Robert Lundy, former lover of Richard Fish, female, 50s

NICHOLAS HAYS

Administrative assistant at Renee Radick's firm, gay, believes Billy Thomas to be a closeted gay man, loves dishing dirt with Elaine Vassal at opposing Fish law firm, male, 20s

ELAINE VASSAL

Ally McBeal's assistant, eavesdropper and gossip, inventor of unusual devices, incredibly sexual yet vulnerable, ready to break into a solo musical number at the drop of a hat, female, 20s

VONDA SHEPARD

Lounge singer in club frequented by members of both Richard Fish's and Renee Radick's law firms, frequently the musical inner voice of Ally McBeal, female, 40s

JOHN CAGE

Other founding member of law firm with Richard Fish, prone to verbal and physical ticks, an odd little man but a formidable lawyer, male, 30s

LING WOO

Asian-American lawyer and generally litigious person, Richard Fish's current lover, just as politically incorrect, sexually insatiable and money-obsessed as Richard, female, 20s

NELLE PORTER

No-nonsense, aggressive and winning lawyer at the Cage/Fish law firm, hard emotional exterior masks vulnerability beneath the surface, charmed by John Cage, female, 20s

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