Samuel French, Inc., 2010 - 106 pages
Melodrama Characters: 6 male, 4 female Interior Set 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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afraid afternoon AGATHA CHRISTIE ANYA's armchair ashtray barrel organ bedroom bookcase bottle brief-case cigarettes closing the door coat course cup of coffee daughter desk chair door open double doors Dracula FAT FRIEND feel fields of amaranth flowers front door girl goes hall hand handbag Inspector Ogden KARL enters KARL moves KARL rises KARL's killed Anya kind left arm left end Lester Cole LISA crosses LISA enters LISA exits LISA moves look love my wife mean medicine Miss Koletzky Miss Rollander murder never pause picks police Professor Hendryk puts Rachmaninoff rising and crossing rising and moving ROPER enters ROPER exits round SCENE SERGEANT shelf shelves Sir William sits slowly smiles sofa stands stay table R.C. table-lamp takes talk tell Ten Little Indians Thank things tray understand Veronica VERONICA'S ROOM Walter Savage Landor wheel-chair wife wife's woman work-table York Critics Circle young