A Star Lit in the Amber Room
A geneticist in his early 40s. He is a solitary man in a solitary worldwith a laboratory somewhere in the mix. Boris may at times refer to himself as
, but this is only when he enters his self-created realm of heightened reality.
A local farmer who is unknowingly the center of Boris’s affection.
. The ghost of Boris’s recently deceased grandmother.
. Ghost of the Romanov Princess. She is born from the darkest threads of Boris’simagination.
. Anastasia’s sister. Also a ghost. Note: The gender of the players need not be strict. Thus, Anastasia or Grandmamma may be portrayed by men if it so desired.
The play is set somewhere in Russia. Although it moves about several locations, all of which are specified in the appropriate scenes, the most commonly used venue will beBoris’s laboratory. As the play progresses, his laboratory should bear more and moreresemblance to the long lost Amber Room of the Russian Tsardom.