A Baron - This character is a slightly ridiculous, cynical character; once an aristocrat, now a resident of the lower depths who reminisces on his former status.
A Tartar - This character has little role until the final act, when his hand has been mashed and he has little hope of supporting himself without it.
The Actor - This character is an alcoholic whose addiction has obliterated his memory.
Alyoshka - This character is provocative, often drunk, and tells rumors about people in authority.
Bubnoff - This character is a cap maker and one of the several cynical voices throughout the play.
Wassilissa Karpovna - This character is a bitter wife who tries to coerce her lover to murder her husband.
Anna Kleshtch - This character is terminally ill and wants to die to escape the misery of her life.
Andrew Mitritch Kleshtch - This character is a locksmith...
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