Sidney Harrison – 20s/30s. The Time Traveller’s friend since school days; sympathetic, intelligent, loyal, and open-minded.
Matthew Filby – Late 20s/late 30s; skeptical and arrogant.
Doctor Byram – 30s/40s; medical doctor and friend of the Time Traveller.
Editor Thompson – 30s/50s; editor of the local newspaper; inquisitive yet skeptical.
The Time Traveller (George) – 20s/30s; gentleman inventor.
1950s Couple – Couple dressed in a stereotypical manner of the 1950s; leather jacket, poodle skirt, etc.
1960s Couple – Couple dressed in a stereotypical manner of the mid-1960’s; hippie clothes and beads etc.
Present Day Couple – Couple dressed in a stereotypical manner of the present.
The Eloi – Small, childlike adults of the distant future; they speak an undecipherable language with lots of “L” and “O” sounds. They are completely self-absorbed and interested only in eating, sleeping, and laughing. Males and females dress in the same simple tunics. Their every need is provided for by the Morlocks, whom they fear as they fear the night.
Weena – Late teens/ early 20s; female Eloi rescued from drowning by the Time Traveller; she becomes attracted to and speaks with him.
The Morlocks – Mutated human creatures who live in darkness underground where they maintain giant machines that keep air flowing through their caverns and tunnels. They surface only at night to prey upon the Eloi; they are cannibals who fear light and fire. They feed and care for the Eloi as farmers raise livestock and communicate with each other with grunts and growls.
Time: 1912, 1956, 1968, 2017, and 802,701 A.D.
Place: various locations: the Time Traveller’s home outside of Washington, D.C. and future landscapes including the Eloi banquet hall, an ancient Museum, the lawn outside the Sphinx of the Morlocks, and inside the Sphinx and below ground.