HILLY BUCHMAN - 39, unattractive, desperate to have a child. Her intelligence, moxie and humor are nowhere near enough to lure an ordinary husband.
IRENE BUCHMAN - Mid-60s, believes herself to be an exemplary Jew, worthy of emulation. She wants her family to fall in line, and nags and browbeats them into submission.
SY BUCHMAN - Late 60s, his priorities are his comfort and desire. He is impatient. and doesn't often listen to what others say, juts waits for them to finish speaking so he can impart his seemingly wise words.
PAUL VERONA - Hilly's bettrothed, 40s, a two-bit drug dealer thinks he's marrying into money so he can pay off gambling debts.
PAM - 30, and 9 months pregnant, an unassertive young woman.
LORRE - Late 30s, trying to give up drinking, but his withdrawal makes him more abrasive, he is also as dumb as pond water.
RITTER - A black, homeless man, offstage voice.
D-X - A black gang drug dealer, offstage voice.
LOUIS PRIMO - A mobster, offstage voice.