The final scene in the Theatre Guild’s production of count Lyoff Tolstoy’s “The power of darkness,” from design by Lee Simonson
PETER IGNÁTITCH. A well-to-do peasant, 42 years old, married for the second time, and sickly.
ANÍSYA. His wife, 32 years old, fond of dress.
AKOULÍNA. Peter’s daughter by his first marriage, 16 years old, hard of hearing, mentally undeveloped.
NAN (ANNA PETRÓVNA). His daughter by his second marriage, 10 years old.
NIKÍTA. Their labourer, 26 years old, fond of dress.
AKÍM. Nikíta’s father, 50 years old, a plain-looking, God-fearing peasant.
MATRYÓNA. His wife and Nikíta’s mother, 50 years old.
MARÍNA. An orphan girl, 22 years old.
MARTHA. Peter’s sister.
MÍTRITCH. An old labourer, ex-soldier.
SIMON. Marína’s husband.
BRIDEGROOM. Engaged to Akoulína.