Characters

Zoey Maybell

Photo by Joel Sorrell

MezzoSoprano,
Early 20’s
Daughter of Luella Maybell. She is a ticket booth receptionist at Union Station and occasional singer at
the local Speakeasy. She is a classic beauty and a product of St. Louis. She is now courting Wesley.

 

 

Ezra Hinton

Photo by Joel Sorrell

Tenor, Early 20’s
Ezra has been residing in San Francisco and has returned to St. Louis to visit his ailing Grandfather.
Ezra is an idealistic romantic and writer soon to experience love for the first time. Neutral colors serve
him best.


Wesley Schloob

Photo by Robert Guttke

Photo by Robert Guttke

Baritone, Late 20’s / Early 30’s
Harvey’s only child and editor of the St. Louis StarTimes.
Wesley is a competent and ambitious
businessman, anxious to demonstrate his abilities, separate from his father’s paper and influence. He is
in love with Zoey and sees the two of them spending their lives together. However, unresolved issues
between Wesley and his father lend to difficulty in expressing appreciation and affection for others.
Wesley bares hard features and sports a soft cream suit with a planner.


Harvey Schloob

Photo by Robert Guttke

Tenor, Late 50’s
Owner of the St. Louis StarTimes.
Harvey’s core motivation is to preserve the paper and see it pass to
his son. A critical juncture in his life came when he lost his true love, Luella Maybell, to another man.
After Luella’s death Harvey raised her only child, Zoey Maybell. Stout and rugged, pain from his past
softens his hard stature. Dreary blues and grays, his suits carry subtle rose for flair, with compliments of
a cigar.


Emma Hinton

Photo by Robert Guttke

Photo by Robert Guttke

Alto, Late 20’s / Early 30’s
A ticket booth employee at Union Station, Emma is Ezra’s sister and has taken care of their grandfather
since grandmother’s passing. A competent and not unattractive woman with a loving, supportive nature,
Emma is emotionally ready to move on now that her responsibilities to her grandfather have past.

 

Louie

Photo by Robert Guttke

Tenor, Late 20’s / Early 30’s
A musician enroute
to Chicago by way of Union Station. Louie is full of energy and charm. With
contagious joy, one easily accepts him as a good person open to life and all it might bring.

 

Paperboy

Photo by Robert Guttke

Tenor, Early Teens
A young boy selling papers on the streets of St. Louie’ for the Star Times Alternative Newsweekly. He
sports a hat, suspenders, and tote to carry his newspapers. Also, a bit of a pickpocket
by nature.

 

Grandfather

Photo by Patrick McCutch

Tenor, Early 60’s
Ezra’s grandfather.

 

Young Ezra

Photo by Patrick McCutch

Tenor, Adolescent 
Grandfather's Grandson


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