theaters City Theatre of Independence
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Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Ernest Williams
Actress (late 30s) - Henrietta Angkatell - A talented sculptor. Knows the right words to make someone feel comfortable., albeit at the expense of truth. Art is the core of her being. Loves John Cristow.
Actor (60-79) - Sir Henry Angkatell - the owner of The Hollow. He married his distant cousin, Lucy Angkatell. Retired government employee of Colonial India. Would have been Viceroy if Britain had stayed in power.
Actress (60-75) - Lucy, Lady Angkatell - Henry's wife, whose sociable, charismatic veneer hides a dark side, only occasionally seen by her family. Appears scatter-brained but knows what she is about.
Actor (40-50) - Gudgeon, the Butler - Very proper and is very loyal to the Angkatells.
Actress (late teens - mid 20s) - Doris - a new maid. Lower class, not cultured, is being trained by Gidgeon.
Actress (late 20s - early 30s) - Midge Harvey - Lucy's young cousin. Only partly related to the Angkatell family, she refuses financial support from them. Determined to make her own way. Works in a dressmaker's shop in London.
Actor (late 30s - 40s) - Edward Angkatell - a distant cousin and heir of the Ainswick Estate. He has a quiet charm but is outshined by Cristow whom he blames for Henrietta refusing his proposals and his low self-esteem.
Actor (40s) - John Cristow, M.D. - is passionate about his work and curing
Actress (30s - 40s) - Gerda Cristow - John's wife. Rather plain and simple. Worries about everything. Idealizes John and blames herself for all difficulties, even when John is wrong. Would rather be at home with her children.
Actress (40s) - Veronica Craye - a successful actress. She is beautiful and egotistical. John's lover from years ago. When she insisted he abandon medicine and go to Hollywood, he refused. She's back to change his mind.
Actor (30 - 40s) - Inspector Colquhoun - the investigating officer.
Actor (20s) - Detective Sergeant Penny - an assisting policeman in the case.
Actors & Actresses (20s - 50s) - Five (5) Non-speaking roles available as servants of the Manor House: Two (2) Women and Three (3) Men.