CHARACTERSTHOMAS GIBBS, associate professor of physics, is a fit man, mid-thirties, with short unbehaved hair. He talks with his hands while speaking as though continuously giving a logical proof.ELLEN MARIST, assistant professor of physics, is younger thanThomas. She dresses for comfort: no jewelry, no makeup, hairtied back. We do not need any of those enhancements to know thatshe is attractive.SEBRENTHA OF SYROS is a dark beauty, painted to reinforce that,gowned and jeweled to celebrate it.The JANITOR is a thin black man of indeterminate age who singshymns as he works. He has a strong island accent.The CHIEF is at the apex of authority. White haired and wise, hespeaks and moves as someone who will be heard.Nurses and doctors are interchangeably white, young, energetic,competent.GOD appears. HE needs no introduction.