Meet the Characters
The notes below are based on the author's description of each character. He believes that all the information required to interpret his characters is contained within the lines of the play, so it is rare that this detail exists for Wildest Dreams.
Stanley, Hazel, Warren and Rick are the only characters who play the game (Marcie joins in temporarily). These characters are all underdogs in some way but the audience cannot help but want all of them to come out on top in the end.
A teacher, 48 years old. He is ordinary, amenable and non–confrontational. There is much more to him, as we see when he takes on the role of the wise wizard in the game the characters play.
Stanley's wife, 43 years old. She is unremarkable in appearance, neurotic and incredibly anxious about getting older.
Hazel's brother, 50 years old. More outspoken that Stanley and often tries to aggravate him.
One of Stanley's pupils, 17 years old. He is somewhat geeky and spends most of his time hidden in his room with his computer. He has few friends beside the players of the game.
Warren's mother, 40 years old. The audience only ever hear her voice nagging at Warren from off–stage.
An introvert, 21 years old. She is unsure of herself, awkward and withdrawn. She is not at all feminine in contrast to Marcie and is fiercely private about the goings on in her life.
A newcomer to the friendship group and colleague of Rick's, 22 years old. She is viewed by the others as perfect. She is attractive, friendly, capable and confident. This results in Hazel becoming jealous of her and the others questioning why they cannot be just as perfect.
Marcie's husband, 35 years old. He has a short fuse and little sense of humour. He has a history of being violent towards Marcie.