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 put up for sale.
Doaker Charles - This character is a dignified, wise older person who used to earn a living building and working the railroads and now works as a railroad cook.
Maretha Charles - This character is eleven years old and is being taught about the family history while the adults argue how this character should...
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