El Gallo (Male, High Baritone, 30-45) As the narrator of the piece, he is the liaison between the audience and the action onstage. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, but has a darker mysterious side.
Matt (Male, Baritone, around 18) As a young lover, he is deeply in love, particularly with the idea of being in love. He lacks experience, acting naive and perhaps even foolish at times.
Luisa (Female, Soprano, around 16) As a young lover, she is in love with love and everything romantic. Her dreams are even more fanciful than those of Matt.
Hucklebee and Bellomy (Males, Baritone, 45-60) Fathers of Matt and Luisa. Blustery and Boisterous. Duo and team. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage of their children.
Henry and Mortimer (Males, 30-60) Foolish comic actors who move the action while not seeming to contribute anything of substance. Henry can play grand characters and recite Shakespeare, and Mortimer’s specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas.
The Mute (Male or Female, age open) The Mute serves many functions—setting props as characters need them, assisting El Gallo, and becoming the wall separating the families.