ELBERT - fourteen, dissatisfied with the picnic and especially the company.
GINGER - seventeen and very energetic, rather pretty, likes to manage things
BLOSSOM - barely fourteen and idiotic, everything is wonderful to her, wears little girl's overalls.
ROBERT - seventeen and stricken with himself, careful to speak correctly, fascinated with himself, a poet
SAM - seventeen and a football player of high school stature, he is slow-thinking, in love with Gwendolyn
GWENDOLYN - sixteen and vacuous, beautiful like a doll, moves in an empty-headed haze