IRENE SONIAT DUBONNET – Fifties. A landowner, she redefines the word style - in designer dresses, and flawless makeup. Irene is one of those striking women - nerves of steel, iron lungs, sharp as a tack - who has nothing to do but protect her grown children, and she watches them like a dog guards her bone.
ROOSTER DUBONNET (Nicknamed Roo) - Late Twenties. A painter who has pushed himself beyond reasonable limits. He is critically ill from cancer. The disease gives him a distinct nonchalance, the charm of the damned.
BUNKY DUBONNET LEGERE - Early Twenties, Irene’s grandson. He dresses like a rebel. His consuming interest is singing the blues. When he drinks, his personality changes into exaggerated gaiety and hair-trigger rage.
OOZIE RANSOM - Twenty-five to fifty. Companion to Irene. Oozie is always fixing herself - freshening her lipstick, puffing her hair, buffing her rings.
MONICA FALCON - Late twenties. A nurse, attractive, with a passion for things of the spirit. He gentleness is matched by delicate features: fine skin, graceful hands, hair, which tumbles around her face.