Preacher’s kid, Amber Pennicastle barely made it through high school and never made it to any
big university. Sarcastic but charitable Amber spends most of her days working 3 tacky beach jobs in a tacky beach town to
afford her tacky apartment. Regardless of being tired and dirt poor, Amber secretly uses some of her time and money to give
food the homeless after work. The laid-back former community college student feels like nothing phases or surprises her, until
one day when she follows handsome panhandler (Silas) to his “home” .
*Amber has one passion in life; weather. She loves studying and storm chasing different meteorological
When Amber first sees charming Silas Noble, she assumes he’s
another one of the city’s homeless. However, upon following him to his lair in the abandoned Geode Corner Movie Theater,
Amber discovers Silas is actually a brilliant and scheming con-artist who can convincingly pull off any role he wants to.
Silas (one of his many aliases) always has a trick up and his sleeve and usually a costume to go with it. Despite his tendency
for deception (and getting into trouble), Amber slowly discovers he’s a strangely (and downright strange) nice guy with
a big heart.
*Despite growing up in North Carolina and California, Silas
has a Boston accent and pronounces Amber’s name “Ambaah”.
Group leader Nick Trotsky may seem scary at first, but he takes on the parent/big brother role for
his comrades. Trotsky is the strongest of the crew, and is often protective of his friends. In spite of his unusual occupation,
Trotsky is a devout Christian who frowns upon pot, fornication, swearing, and unnecessary violence. He loves flashy music
and accessories, but he tends to be on the conservative side in most political/ethical discussions. Trotsky collects rocks
and also wears a startling amount of jewelry. He’s the most laid-back of the movie theater bunch, and enjoys playing
jokes on friends and strangers. Trotsky possesses a special talent for forgery and making realistic fake ID cards.
*Trotsky has a Russian accent.
If there’s anything moody Kristin Noble hates, it’s spotlight stealers. As the only girl
in the group, Kristin doesn’t exactly leap for joy when her brother, Silas, starts hanging around with Amber. Kristin
is very possessive of her boys, especially her longtime boyfriend, Caruso. Kristin usually stays out of the boy's schemes
and lives a quiet life as a "homemaker". Though she often acts bratty and childish, Kristin is a motherly and nurturing person
who makes sure the boys are well fed and not trashing the theater (their home). Like her brother, Kristin thrives on the limelight
and constantly demands attention.
Chain-smoking city-boy Caruso is notorious for his potty-mouth and tough guy attitude, but he’s
actually the “smart one” of the Geode Corner bunch. Caruso is the only one in the crew who knows how to handle
finances and real world responsibilities. He secretly likes to read classic literature and politics but makes no effort to
hide his love of campy horror movies. Caruso’s overwhelming attempts to be badass and his temper can cause problems
for the group (particularly with the siblings), but his talents outshine his flaws. Caruso understands money, cars,
and has some basic computer skills. Though he avoids acting at all costs, Caruso specializes in business and internet
cons. He tries hard to be the “tough guy”, until his mom calls.
*Despite having a Brooklyn accent, Caruso is an avid Red Sox fan. ((His mother was from Boston, his
father from New York City)).
Friends and Foes
Charlene Hill is Amber’s best (and possibly only) friend, since most of her high school pals have moved on
to college. Though Charlene is in her fourth year studying nursing, she spends her summers working at Swizzle Swirl Ice Cream
with Amber to earn money for books. Charlene is a fun and levelheaded person who knows where she’s going in life. However,
she has a temper, especially when it comes to the Swizzle Swirl supervisor, Jenna.