A seemingly quiet Victorian country home on the marshes of the Thames estuary is actually the backdrop for murder and madness in this show that has been described as “a perfect example of psychological melodrama.” This is gothic suspense at its best!
Produced by: special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Director: Dan Friedman
Producer: Deborah Burke
Stage Manager : Amy Bukowski
Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26 at 7:00 PM
Powerhouse Theater in Waveny Park, New Canaan
Ellen Creed (40’s/50’s): Lead role. Proud spinster who has fallen on hard times, has had to become housekeeper/companion to her old friend Miss Leonora Fiske. Character has hidden depths beneath a placid exterior.
Leonora Fisk (50’s-80’s): A wealthy retiree who in her youth had been a chorus girl “of easy virtue”. Charming, vivacious, sentimental, spunky, and a hint of devilishness.
Louisa Creed (50’s-70’s): Eccentric older sister to Ellen. Other half of sister Emily – they do everything together. Childlike tattletale.
Emily Creed (50’s-70’s): Eccentric older sister to Ellen. Other half of sister Louisa – they do everything together. More contrary and cantankerous than Louisa.
Albert Feather (30’s): Ellen’s ne’er-do-well glib nephew who is running from the law. He’s a charmer who seduces Lucy, the maid.
Lucy (20’s/30’s): The saucy maid.
Nun (any age): Small role – prying nun from the nearby priory.