ANGIE (EVANGELINE) - A country girl. Somewhat naïve. 14. Freshman in high school. Tall, lanky, athletic build but with long, lovely hair, a soulful, beautiful face and a courageous soul. She wears make-shift athletic, then too big jeans and shirt, with her shirt-tail hanging out and later, good athletic clothes. White (see casting note)
THEO - A little older than Angie. Awkward, clumsy, ungainly in some way. Can be very tall, thin, or heavy. Teasing nicknames can be “TEDDY BEAR” or “TEDDY TWIG,” etc., depending on his physical demeanor. Brilliant computer “nerd.” Great heart and sense of humor but painfully shy and needy. White.
GRANDMA - 70ish. Strong featured, Appalachian woman descended from generations of coal miners. A woman who’s come through hard times and survived. Likeable, wise, tough and strong as bespeaks her heritage -- but aging now. White.
DAD - 30ish. His spirit appears in play as Angie remembers him when he went to War: a strong, warm hearted father and a genuine Appalachian man in a camouflage War uniform. White.
CLARICE - Late 30s. Wears what she thinks are extremely attractive clothes that show her off, although she’s a little too plump, and they don’t. Hostess of the Crystal Café, where she wears black short dress, frilly which apron, very high heels. Angie’s aunt by marriage. Calls it as she sees it, but doesn’t see it. Or calls it – because she is a kind of a “Knoxville Mrs. Malaprop” – misusing and mispronouncing words. But thinks her syntax and vocabulary’re great. Clarice is also lonely and stuck in her life and needy of love. She is trying to overcome this. Somehow. White
MISS DUVAL - Middle-aged woman (No male substitution, if possible). Suit, glasses. Projects a sweet, naiveté, coupled with a prissy, “I’m only here to help and I am right, good, wonderful” quality. Underneath, she wants to hang onto her job and turf above all, and is desperate that there be no cause trouble, scandal, or suspicion anywhere near her. White