KURT ENGELS- In middle forties, graying slightly; hawk-like look. A man who has known trouble but who has survived it.
SAM PARRISH- An old man, middle sixties, approaching seventy; totally uneducated but with pride.
JANIE- A beautiful young girl in her early twenties. As the play says, stunningly beautiful but with a hurt look in her eyes.
SECOND GIRL- Attractive young girl in her early twenties who would be a friend of Janie's.
ELAINE- Stunningly beautiful woman in early or middle forties, who, because of her complexion and figure, appears to be in her early thirties; charming.
CHARLIE- Middle-aged man in late forties, early fifties. As the play describes him, the appearance of the ex-athlete; thinning hair and thickening waistline; an extrovert.