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Verdict

A refugee couple is lost in a maze of scandal, deceit, and murder after the introduction of a jealous outsider.

  • Full Length Play
  • Melodrama

  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary
Karl Hendryk, a brilliant professor, attends to his wife Anya, an invalid suffering from a progressive disease. When Karl's cousin Lisa moves in to assist in caring for Anya, tensions rise and feelings are quick to develop...

REVIEWS:

"A compelling chamber drama that includes the kind of ruminations and personal struggles found in the films of Ingmar Bergman."

 Jay Resiberg

Premiere Production: Presented by Peter Saunders at the Strand Theatre, London, on the 22nd of May, 1958.
  • Casting: 6M, 4F

LESTER COLE
MRS. ROPER
LISA KOLETZKY
PROFESSOR KARL HENDRYK
DR. STONE
ANYA HENDRYK
HELEN ROLLANDER
SIR WILLIAM ROLLANDER
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR OGDEN
POLICE SERGEANT PEARCE

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The Hendryks, refugees in England, have lost everything. Karl with his talents, charm, and hard work rebuilds their lives. But Anya, his wife, is fatally ill and so her old friend, Lisa, who secretly loves karl, lives with them and runs the house. The three are very close. Their serenity is shattered when wealthy, brainless but headstrong Hellen Rolander bribes her way into taking private lessons from Karl. Her infatuation for him being unreturned she doesn't stop at murder to clear the way. But after Anya's dead, Hellen realizing her schemes were futile commits suicide. So Anya's death is pinned on Lisa backed by evidence from a scandal mongering char lady. Lisa's found not guilty and after their mutual agony she and Karl build a new life from the wreckage.

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