Angel Allen - She is a thirty-four-year-old woman who, as the play opens, has been fired from her job as a backup singer at the Cotton Club.
Leland Cunningham - He is a twenty-eight-year-old man from Alabama who has been in Harlem only six weeks and whose wife, Anna, died giving birth to a baby boy, who also did not survive.
Deal - See Delia Patterson
Guy Jacobs - He is a thirty-something homosexual man who has just been fired from his job as a costume designer for the Cotton Club.
Delia Patterson - She is a twenty-five-year-old social worker who is engaged in a project, spearheaded by Margaret Sanger, to open a family planning clinic in Harlem.
Sam Thomas - He is a forty-year-old doctor at the Harlem Hospital.
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