VASYA - early twenties, a boy of normally serious inclinations and
for reason somewhat uncomfortable and self-conscious in his gauidy
butterfly tie, the shiny puttees, plastered hair and well-pressed coat.
- early twenties, pretty, childlike, and a bit kittenish, evidently
inclined to indulge in provocatively feminine clothes.
KUZNETZOVA - a Communist girl of dark complexion and studious eyes and
definitely attractive despite her attempt to conceal her charms undera a
drab, negligent, mannish attire, a boy's cap over bobbed hair, a loose
overlond skirt, sweater and sheepsskin machintosh.
ABRAM - a jovial, good-natured youth, simple dress, in blue Russian blouse over which he wears a leather coat.
SASHKA - Ludmilla's little brother.
- a young Semite, just cutting his eye-teeth in Communism. He is
chairman of the House Committee, and takes himself and his
responsibility so serious that he can be funny- an embryo doctrinair and
a slave to dogma.
EMILIAN - a hulking, athletic figure, abounding
in health, vitality and good nature, amusingly boastful and
vainglorious, and if he's not much of a poet in spite of his
pretensions, he offeres compensation in the possession of a beautiful
singing voice which he can use with great power.
BORIS NOVIKOV -
the District Organizer, a man of middle age, a gentle and very quiet
individual, completely un pretentious and yet a person who, in spite of a
kindly and tolerant understanding of human errors, can become
fanatically firm if those errors interfere with the progress of the
revolution and the Communist cause.