* The opening set is a cave-like stone cellar.
* The opening set is of a rooming house.
* The rooming house is run by Mikhail Ivanoff Kostilyoff and his wife Vassilisa Karpovna.
* The rooming house looks like a prison cell.
* Kvashyna, a vendor of baked lobsters, says she wouldn't marry again.
* Andrei Mitritch Kleshtch is a locksmith.
* Bubnoff is a cap maker.
* Nastya is a street walker for a living.
* Nastya reads romance novels and the Baron teases her for it.
* Anna Kleshtch has been beaten by her husband her entire married life.
* Anna is dying a slow and painful death due to the years of abuse.
* Kvashnya offers Anna food that Anna turns around and offers to her husband.
* Kleshtch tells the Actor it is his turn to sweep the floor.
* The Actor argues that it is the Baron's turn to sweep the floor.
* Satine tells a familiar...
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