Percy Talbott - early 20s. Pretty, a bit rough-edged, face shows youthful strength and sadness beyond her years. Accent has a southern Appalachian cadence. Strong folk/country belt, some head voice.
Hannah Ferguson - about 70. Tough-skinned, flinty old bird with short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. Mezzo/alto chest range.
Shelby Thorpe - mid-30s. Plain, with a shy, almost ethereal manner. Shimmering folk soprano with strong high belt.
Caleb Thorpe - early 40s. Out-of-work stone quarry foreman. Frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice.
Sheriff Joe Sutter - mid-late 20s. Small-town policeman with appealing intensity and restless nature. Strong folk tenor.
Effy Krayneck - 50s. Postmistress and busybody, with sour tongue. Solid singer in mezzo/alto chest range. Carries close harmony.
The Visitor - mid-40s. Mysterious figure who never speaks. An actor with powerful eyes and a strong sense of his body.