MURIEL - A faithful church member who may just have her own reasons for arranging the pairs taking part in the all-night vigil.
EARL - A man in his thirties pr forties, Suzy's former husband.
SUZY - About the same age, they may have lingering feelings for each other.
EMILY - A rich and elderly widow with a secret sorrow.
SLICK - An unemployed and homeless engineer, embittered by his unfair firing.
KAREN - An idealistic grade school teacher, happily married but in poor health.
KYLIE - About the same age as Karen, thinks of herself as a hard-bitten journalist.
ALLAN - A young or middle-aged editor, amiable and thoughtful.
MABEL - The sad mother of a twenty-something son, rejected by his father.
LAURA - A young Junior League wannabe, married and a mother.
EMMIE - An elderly retiree who woans a wheel chair and a wicked sense of humor.
STONE - Pastor of the church with a curious statue, father of Robbie, a missionary.
BECKY - Young woman in her twenties, embittered by the prolonged absence of Robbie, and alienated from family and church.