PEARL "MAMAW" PARKER: 72, the grandmother. She is friendly, good-natured and warm. She is a widow and grieving.
TOMMY PARKER: 20, the grandson. He has an IQ of 70 and is volatile, with the social maturity of an eight- or nine-year-old. He adores his grandmother.
POLLY PEARL PARKER: 16, the granddaughter. She is smart, pretty, and popular. She has a terrific temper.
VEST MOODY: 16, the family friend. She is cynical but friendly, from a broken home.
LOTTIE PARKER: 46, the mother. A high school guidance counselor, she is pretty, driven, and competitive.
DON PARKER: 46, the son. A talented electrician, he is the production manager at the sports/performance arena. He is good-natured and loves his family, but he's confused by life.