Rory (Aurora) Conway — age 17, girl,
outstanding student, second-string football kicker, secret lover of
video games, not too popular among other girls. She likes Maxwell, but
he doesn’t know that.
Adell Baldwin — age 17, Rory’s best friend, very popular,
IM-obsessed, “like way into” IMing, literature, and Latin.
Stewart Ward — age 17, a girl far more popular with teachers and
the principal than with students, especially boys, socially inept, with
a weak spot for guys like Tod.
Maxwell Fitzpatrick — age 17, a gifted student with an artistic
bent, who doesn’t care much for school, which he feels has little to
teach him, and has never had a real girlfriend. He likes Rory, but she
doesn’t know that.
Tod Darnell (alias Tod Dellnar) — age 17, student at Wiley Prep
when the story begins, a ladies-man wannabe, egotistical, with a
domineering mother (Morgan Darnell).
Kyle Thompson — age 17, Maxwell’s closest friend, inattentive in
class, popular among guys, likes acting cool, talks like a slightly
Suzy, Stacey, & Sophie (girls) — full of spirit, very perky with
a literary bent, envious of Rory.
Stevie, Sammy, & Smitty (guys) — full of attitude, but they go
with the flow, friends of Maxwell.
Victor the Voice — age 17, Wi-Hi student, never seen, whose monotone
voice makes football game and
school intercom announcements.
Mrs. Morgan Darnell — age 50, land speculator, CEO of Suburban
Sprawl, member of the Wileytown School Board, and Tod’s mother. She
bosses Lance Langston around, and thinks she controls her son, Tod, whom
she has kept out of the public schools.
Mrs. Jenny Fowler — age 50, chair of the Wileytown School Board.
She is an obsessive protector of children, especially from the evils of
technology. She gets easily manipulated by Darnell.
Miss Calypso Griffith — age 50, janitor at Wiley High, who cleans
up after everyone, while carefully observing whatever is going on.
Through much of the show, she is part of the stage crew.
Miss Dacey Sutherland — age 60, history teacher, who knows what
went on at Wiley High thirty years earlier. She has a southern accent.
Mr. Lance Langston — age 50, CEO of Abacus Pencil Company, always
taking cues from Morgan Darnell, with whom he has agreed to be a
business partner. A nervous technophobe, he shakes whenever anyone says
the word “technology.”
Dr. Arthur (Arty) Bevin — age 50, principal of WiHi. He resents
his school’s loser image and harbors hopes that WiHi will join the ranks
of the top schools in America. He tries too hard to be the students’
buddy, with very little success.
Jonah the Referee — age 49, a man of accomplishment, confidence,
Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Jones (parents) — Age 50ish P.T.A.
members, parents of Wiley students, clueless about technology.
Janitors — Age 50ish janitors, mostly women. They clean up after
everybody, run the games in Act Two, and serve as the stage crew.
Sherry Shannon — age 30, ambitious TV newscaster.
Rory’s Mother — age 50, parent, never seen, ambitious for Rory,
and protective of her.
Coach – age 50, never seen.
Cameraman – age 30, all business.