Speakesy

DON WANNABE

Don “Big Jim” Ravioli’s Chief Lieutenant. When he met his wife, Madam MeMe, it was love at first sight. They own a chain of houses of ill repute.

 

MADAM MEME

A very successful madam who has been married to Don Wannabe for fifteen years. With their combined head for business, they have amassed a fortune. Tonight, they open their newest venture, The Four Deuces Speakeasy.

 

CAPO “TOTO” TEQUILA

The self-proclaimed Boss of Bosses. He will be visiting us from Dallas. Speculation is running rampant on why he is coming here tonight. When it involves the Capo, it just has to be something big.

 

DON “BIG JIM” RAVIOLI

The well-known father of the Iowa Park mob or the “Family””. The Don just recently divorced Vicky, his wife of twenty years, to marry the much younger Carrie Crooner. They have only been married for a week.

 

CARRIE CROONER-RAVIOLI

A jazz singer in one of Big Jim’s clubs when he fell in love with her. He divorced his wife Vickie to marry her. She is attending tonight to do a special performance. People speculate that she only married Big Jim so that she could use his connections to be discovered as the star she is.

 

VICKY RAVIOLI

The ex-wife of Don “Big Jim” Ravioli. While she is older than he is, she was still surprised when he demanded a divorce to marry that tart, Carrie Crooner. When the divorce came through on March 20th, Vicky was overheard saying, “I raised my husband from a boy to a man for another woman”. She received a $50,000 settlement from the divorce.

 

REBECCA RAVIOLI

The daughter of Big Jim and Vicky Ravioli. Rebecca has been telling everyone that she is engaged to marry Rhett Bumbler. Her father refuses to allow the marriage.

 

RHETT BUMBLER

A gambler who blew into town six months ago. No one knows much about him, except that he is not very good at cards or dice. His attempts to cheat are so laughable that most people tend to overlook it. What could Rebecca see in him? Big Jim would never tolerate this buffoon as a son-in-law.

 

BARONESS RAVIOLI

The mother of Don “Big Jim” Ravioli. Of course, she is not a real Baroness, but being the Don’s mother does tend to keep people from saying any different. The Baroness loves to wear tiaras and lord it over anyone she considers ‘beneath’ her, which happens to be most people.

 

INSPECTOR NEVILLE “THE NOSE” NUTELLA

Attending the event to investigate the murder of the Black Hand Gang two nights ago.

 

DONNA WANNABE

Don Wannabe’s little sister. Donna has become quite popular with the movie picture actors. She was secretly seeing Big Jim on and off for the last few years. Lately, she has been seen making a play for Rhett Bumbler’s attention. Some speculate that she has always been jealous of the attention Big Jim lathered on his daughter, and this is her way of getting back at her.

 

AL CAPONE

Brought from Dallas by Don Wannabe to work in his club. While his job title is bouncer, everyone knows that he is really just a hit man for the Family.

 

U.S. CONGRESSMAN DARRIN TOOSTEAL

Some say Darrin’s rise to fame was a result of his close friendship with Don Big Jim Ravioli. He could very possibly become the next President of the United States. You have to wonder how he could hope to become the next president when it is well known that he has such a close affiliation with a man of Big Jim’s reputation.

 

SLY SLEAZE

Runs the horse race ring for Don Big Jim Ravioli. He made an agreement with the new Telegraph Company to be the only person able to receive the live horse race results immediately in the Iowa Park area. He then sells these results to local bookies for half of their take. In exchange for all his work, the Don gives him 5% of the earnings. Some say he is not happy with this percentage and feels that he deserves a full partnership in the venture. He and Rebecca Ravioli have been good friends for years.

 

VANESSA CROONER

The mother of Carrie, “Big Jim” Ravioli’s new wife. She chaperoned Carrie and Big Jim everywhere they went before the marriage. She does not approve of Big Jim. After they were married, she moved into the new house with them just to make sure that Big Jim treats her baby right.

 

MARY TOOSTEAL

The wife of U.S. Congressman Darrin Toosteal. Mary is the perfect political wife. Elegant, dignified, and she turns a blind eye to her husband’s escapades. She comes from old money and powerful connections.

 

MAYOR “BIG BILL” BUMPKIN

The Mayor of Iowa Park. He is friendly and honest, which is why people do not believe the rumor that city funds have been vanishing. He and Don “Big Jim” Ravioli have been good friends for many years.

 

CASH STEAL

No one knows anything about this man. Not why he is here or where he comes from.

 

CASSANDRA STEAL

The wife of Cash Steal.

 

JACK “GREASY THUMBS” GUISEPPI

Don “Big Jim” Ravioli’s accountant.

 

GUILDA GUISEPPI

The wife of Jack Guiseppi.

 

PENNY CHEATUM

A high-profile attorney who specializes in “Family” Law.

 

HENRY HOOCH

Beginning to develop a name for himself. They say he makes some of the best hooch available this side of the Mason-Dixon line.

 

SERINA SIREN

She and her brother come from Italy. Her father, Guido, disappeared after rumors that he was plotting his boss’s demise. The Sicily Family thought it would be best for the Siren children to see America. Serina is known to be a very modern woman who has the brains and looks to get what she wants.

 

HOBART T. KING

Made the disaster film “On the Wagon”. It was supposed to be a western, but the few that saw it, said it was a disaster. We have heard that he is here scouting for talent and investors for this new romantic film.

 

GLENNA GLIB

Was voted “Most Talkative Person” every year in college. I don’t’ think any more than that needs to be said. If you have further questions, Glenna will be happy to regale you for hours with the answers. Glenna is the new cocktail waitress at The Four Deuces.

 

TOM HOPS

The suave, talented and friendly Four Deuces bartender.

 

SCOOP JENNINGS

A little-known reporter who is beginning to out scoop the big boys.

 

SAM SIREN

The brother of Serina, and son of the deceased Guido Siren. Sam is looking to join a new family. They say he is very talented, but can he be trusted?

 

COLOR PENCILLE

An up and coming artist. She comes from a creative family who were scandalized when her mother chose to marry a lawyer! It was simply shocking… a lawyer with no artistic interest whatsoever!

 

R. K. OSWALD

The owner of W4DR Radio Station. His station is one of the most listened to in Iowa Park. He also hosts a talk show.