Charlotte von Mahlsdorf - The entire play is centered on this transvestite who lives in Germany during both the Nazi and communist regimes.
John Marks - He is a reporter for U.S. News & World Report who introduces the author to Charlotte's story.
Doug Wright - He is intrigued when he hears about Charlotte, and his fascination grows as he learns more about the history of the gay community.
Tante Luise - Charlotte's aunt with whom she lived after her mother and siblings were evacuated from Berlin.
SS Officer - He questions young Charlotte, then still a child, on whether she is a boy or a girl.
SS Commander - He asks Charlotte how old she is and comments that the Nazis are not so far gone as to kill children.
Young Lothar Berfelde - Charlotte as a young boy is known by this name.
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