By Harvey Fierstein
Rita (Female, 40-50)
A resigned, but determined earth-mother. Her love of the girls barely covers her inner sadness.
George/Valentina (Male, 40-49)
Married to Rita, with whom he runs Casa Valentina; an insurance salesman-type as a man. Assured, strong and poised as a woman.
The Judge/Amy: (Male, 60-69)
This role is cast.
Charlotte/Isadore: (Male, 40-49)
The ultimate WASP. A buttoned-down strict disciplinarian; a school marm. Not your favorite aunt. Opinionated and manipulative.
Jonathan/Miranda: (Male, 20-29)
Masculine, shy, and bookish. Overly polite and cautious as a male. As a female, she is ebullient.
Albert/Bessie: (Male, 40-49)
Chubby. Willie Loman by day, Ethel Mertz at night. A fixture at Casa Valentina; quick-witted, friendly and fond of quoting Oscar Wilde.
Michael/Gloria: (Male, 20-29)
A regular at Casa Valentina, very handsome and sexually charged chap who is accustomed to compliments whether dressed as a male or female.
Theodore/Terry: (Male, 60-70)
Sweet and gentle and slightly silly, like a favorite old auntie.
Eleanor: (Female, 40-50)
The Judge’s daughter; brittle, hurt and cold.