This character is an African-American man in his forties during the earlier of the two eras depicted in the play. In the grand scheme of the play, this character is primarily utilized as a mediation force. This character works as a parole officer and interacts with two of the main characters in the play. While he is open to discussing his assigned ex-convicts’ struggles and appears to genuinely care about them, he maintains firm boundaries in the relationships he creates with these individuals.
This character is a white American man of German ancestry. This character is in his twenties during the earlier of the two eras depicted in the play. This character tries to convince his best friend not to pursue his dream of becoming a teacher, for fear of being left alone in the town of their birth. He is consistently critical of his mother, and...
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