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Nonnie Anderson, 21-year old Negro girl……………………………………………………...Soprano  
Bess Anderson, Nonnie’s older sister…………………………………………………..Mezzo-soprano
Ed Anderson, Nonnie’s older brother………….………………………………………………….Tenor
Tracy Deen, 24-year old white boy…….………………………………………………....High baritone
Alma Deen, Tracy’s mother…………………………………………………………………………..Alto
Dorothy, Tracy’s neighbor and high school girlfriend………………………………………..Soprano
Sam Perry, the town’s Negro doctor……………………………………………………………Baritone
Big Henry, Deen’s 24-year old Negro houseboy……………………………………………..….…Bass
Dessie, young Negro maid……………………………………………………………………….Soprano
Brother Dunwoodie, white minister for a traveling church revival……………………………Tenor
Tom Harris, white mill owner……………………………………………………………………...Tenor
Clay, white mill worker…………………………………………………………………….Bass-baritone
R.T., another white mill worker……………………………………………………………………Tenor
Crazy Carl, white mentally-handicapped boy…………………………………………..Speaking role
White Choir/Townsfolk…………………………………………………………………………….SATB

(Note: Brother Dunwoodie and Tom Harris may be doubled.)

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