Mae – A mean, agitated “monster of fertility” who schemes with her husband Gooper to secure Big Daddy’s estate. Mae appears primarily responsible for the burlesques of familial love and devotion that she and the children stage before the grandparents.
Gooper – A successful corporate lawyer. Gooper is Daddy’s eldest and least favored son. He deeply resents his parents’ love for Brick, viciously relishes in Daddy’s illness, and rather ruthlessly plots to secure control of the estate.
Reverend Tooker – A tactless, opportunistic, and hypocritical guest at Big Daddy’s birthday party. As Williams indicates, his role is to embody the lie of conventional morality. Note especially in Act III his off-hand anecdote about the colors of his cheap chasuble fading into each other.
Doctor Baugh – The sober Baugh is Daddy’s physician. He delivers Daddy’s diagnosis to Big Mama and leaves her with a prescription of morphine.
The Children – Either gender and a flexible number. Mae and Gooper’s children. They appear here as grotesque, demonic “no- necked monsters” who intermittently interrupt the action on-stage. Under Mae’s direction, they offer up a burlesque image of familial love and devotion.
The servants – Either gender and a flexible number. The plantation servants appear throughout the play.
Director – Erin Smiley
Stage Manager – Kirt Graves
Set Designer – Jim Johnson
Lighting Designer – Pat Smith
Costume Designer – Ben Gartmann