This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Avery - This character is a preacher that spends most of the play trying to raise funds to build a church.
Berniece Charles - This character feels very protective of the piano's legacy and refuses to let it be sold. This character also refuses to play the piano and, as a child, thought that spirits slept inside it.
Boy Willie Charles - This character comes from the south, hoping to sell watermelons and the piano. This character is sometimes accused of having killed a person so that person's land would be...
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