Break Down

100 Rooms is in two acts and lasts approximately two hours. There are minimal dancing requirements, and the show has role opportunities for both young and older actors.

 Cast Requirements


PRINCIPALS
1 Woman
2 Men

FEATURED
3-4 Women
2 Men

ENSEMBLE
Residents, Tony 


CHARACTERS
 
Artemis: An intensely curious and endearing troublemaker, who takes care of the upkeep of the house. Having lived mostly in isolation, she is not very savvy with social concepts like tact and personal space, and has very little idea how to talk to/deal with people. She is far too smart and confident for her own good, and very bold and blunt about her feelings. 
Jake: A resident from the 1980's floor. He is a bit of a heartthrob personality. He was the kind of guy all the girls fell for back in the 80s: sincere, earnest, adventurous, very attractive and he knows it but doesn’t get too egotistical about it. He shares Artemis’ love for causing trouble and breaking rules. 
Logan: An honorable yet uptight young policeman who follows the rule-book to a T and wants to prove himself, so he sticks to his duties with unwavering stubbornness. He is clever and calculating, and does not believe in gray areas.  
Mim/Young Mim: Artemis' adoptive aunt. An unusual mix between a medium and a mad scientist, she possesses both intelligent/logical and absent-minded/open-minded qualities. She is a controlling and passionate person who cares deeply about the things that are important to her (her research and Artemis) and cuts off/shows no consideration for anything else. 
Marguerite: A resident from the 1920's floor. She is a beautiful yet dangerous and vengeful woman, with a history of taking advantage of, conning, an/or seducing men to improve her own wealth/stature.
Nellie: A resident from the 1950's floor. On the surface, she is a meek and defeated housewife, plagued by guilt and anxiety. However, there is a deep bitterness underneath.
Edward (Drinker Cope): A resident of the late 1800's floor. Has a bitter rivalry with Othniel. He is genial, energetic, and quirky, though he is known for having a filthy mouth, bad temper, and perverted nature. As he was self-taught, he is hostile towards politics and bureaucracy.  
Othniel (Charles Marsh): A resident of the late 1800's floor. Has a bitter rivalry with Edward. He is extremely reliable, professional and conservative. He is a family man and a patriot, valuing facts and precision. His work was his life, and he struggles to find his identity without it.

Residents: Residents of the house. Based on their floor, they dress and act in the style of a specific decade or era.

 

Set Requirements

 
SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
Grand Foyer
1920's Floor
1950's Floor
Mim's Apartment


Minimum Production Requirements

MINIMUM CAST REQUIREMENTS
5 WOMEN
Artemis
Young Mim/Mim
Marguerite
Nellie
Resident

4 MEN
Jake
Logan
Edward
Othniel
Tony/Resident

*  MINIMUM SET REQUIREMENTS
The Grand Foyer
A Hallway 
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