lady in blue - This character, who loves to dance "mamba bomba merengue" and ran away at age sixteen to meet Willie Colon at a dance marathon, is racially mixed and speaks a little Spanish.
lady in brown - This character begins and ends the play, participates in a few of the poems and relates the poem "toussaint."
lady in green - This character dances the poem "sechita," in which Sechita psychologically turns the tables on her situation and rises above the dirty carnival of Natchez, Mississippi.
lady in orange - This character plays the stalked woman in "i used to live in the world."
lady in purple - This character steps forward to tell the story of Sechita and later tells of a trio of friends courted by one man in "pyramid."
lady in red - This character narrates the poem "one" about "the passion flower of southwest...
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