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12 years old; manager of the Tortilla Factory


18 years old; fat, jolly factory worker


12 years old; tired and sickly-looking


14 years old; silent, shy, skinny factory worker


13 years old; works at factory; mischevious redhead who supervises the maize grinding machine


in her early 30's; slow-minded factory worker who works with amazing speed


manager of the Tortilla Factory

Hermano Gil

runs the orphanage where Carlos lives; feels overworked and bossed around by his wife


a bossy wife; in her early 50's


daughter of Hermano Gil and Bertina who doesn't like or trust Carlos

Fatty Campbell

the 55 year old judge in town

Tortilla Man

an ageless, serious man; tries to teach Carlos lessons throughout the play

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