HANS LUMPERT - a kindly cobbler of simple, stubborn faith; has a slight limp; about $5.
BRUNO - the butcher; large, muscular, with strong arms and strong opinions.
KARL - the baker; a smaller man; pale, sharp-witted.
HERMANN - the brewer; a somewhat paunchy, good-natured fellow.
HELMUT - the local innkeeper; lean, angular; presumably Hans's friend.
MRS. DANNEWITZ - an impatient customer; forceful, determined; middle-aged.
MRS. LOEHR - a widow of limited means; industrious, courteous, appreciative; 35-40.
HILDA LOEHR - Mrs. Loehr's daughter; vital, nimble, rosy-cheeked; 9 or 10.
FATHER ALBERT - a tall, dignified cleric; honestly concerned for Hans's welfare; 55-60.
THE WANDERER - oddly distinctive despite his weary, travel-worn appearance; 35-45.
MRS. BETZ - almost poverty-stricken; yet attractive and self-confident; 25-30.
HER TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS - Mrs. Betz's children; poor, inadequately clothed; happy, but unused to attention. Their ages may vary from 5 to 10 years, but they should be very small and active.
MRS. FRITZ SCHNEKEL - a domineering, self-important matron; overdressed, richly bejeweled.