Ed Carmichael - This character is a nondescript young man in his thirties. He is a musician and composer who likes to play the xylophone as well as ply his trade as an amateur printer.
Essie Carmichael - This character is a 29-year-old aspiring ballerina. She dances her way through the play, improvising steps to the xylophone music and eagerly following the instructions of her dance instructor.
Mr. De Pinna - A bald-headed little man with a serious manner, this middle-aged character arrived at the Vanderhof residence eight years ago to deliver ice and ended up moving in.
Donald - Rheba's boyfriend is described as a colored man of no uncertain hue. Cheerful and at ease in the household, he is a minor comic character who willingly runs errands and occasionally offers amusing comments.
F.B.I. agents - These characters come to investigate the seemingly political papers Ed...
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