A psychiatrist at Rokesby Psychiatric Hospital who takes on Alan Strang’s case. Dysart is devoted to his work and generally admired for his skill as a psychiatrist, but throughout the play voices his ambivalence… read analysis of Martin Dysart
An intense teenage boy, age 17, with a deep connection to religion, who blinds six horses one night in Harry Dalton’s stable. He is the son of Frank and Dora Strang. Up until… read analysis of Alan Strang
Alan Strang’s father, a devoted atheist, and a hardworking, “self-improving” man. Frank’s strict and sometimes-explosive nature is the main source of tension in the Strang household. In addition, his atheism often comes into conflict… read analysis of Frank Strang
Alan Strang’s mother. A devout Christian and an indulgent parent, Dora brought up her son by telling him Bible stories and secretly allowing him to watch television, an activity her husband, Frank Strang… read analysis of Dora Strang
A magistrate who convinces the court to send Alan Strang to get psychiatric treatment instead of going to prison. She is also Martin Dysart’s close friend and confidante.
The owner of the horse stable where Jill Mason and Alan Strang work.
The man who gives Alan Strang his first horseback ride, when he was just a boy.
A nurse at Rokesby Psychiatric Hospital who cares for Alan Strang.