Cast of Characters

            Major role printed in bold, supporting role bold italic

            Singers with Broadway style *

            Singers with polished voices +


            Choreographed movement required^


Characters in Order of Appearance:


Professor:  a savant with a twinkle in his eye (50-60)

David Boyd:  a college student who hopes to be a famous writer^

Students at U.C. Berkeley:  college age men and women *^

Ina Coolbrith:  female librarian, poetess, descendant of Joseph Smith, Sr. (age 49)*^

Elderly John Horner:  an eccentric old man with a sense of humor (age 70)

Father Stacey Horner:  farmer (45, then 60) *^

Mother Sarah Horner:  wife of above, same age *^

Horner Children: *^

  John Meirs Horner:  begins age 16, ages to 26+ during show (could be two people)+^

  Fanetta: age 17, ages to 27*^

  Redbon: age 14 (ages to 24) *^

  Elizabeth Ann:  age 12 (ages to 22) *^

  William: age 10 (ages to 20) *^

  Roulif:  age 7 (ages to 17) *^

  Emmeline:  age 5 (ages to 15) *^

  Lucretia: age 3 (ages to 13) *^

Anna:  country girl, best friend of Elizabeth Imlay (age 13-16), *^

Elizabeth Imlay:  spunky with a gentle side when she wants to use it (13, thru 24) +^

Miss Garner:  country school marm (30-45 any age)*^

Hickman:  conniving son of wealthy banker (17, thru 26)*^

Jackson:  His sidekick  (16-17)

Tompkins:  Another sidekick  (15-17)

Erastus Snow:  missionary full of the spirit (22)+

Elder Cordwell, his companion:  (any age 22-40)

Joseph Smith:  (age 30)+

Brother Woodward:  Construction Boss in Nauvoo (30-50)

Mr. Imlay:  farmer (40-50)

Mrs. Imlay:  his wife, same age

New Jersey Neighbors:  dancers of various ages~

Orson Pratt:  President of the Eastern States Mission (29-35)

Rebecca Woodward:  wife (same age)

Nathan:  their son (age 7-10)

Colonel Levi Williams:  leader of a mob, a loud, rough man. (35-45)

Mobsters (3): rough men of any age

Samuel Brannon:  man of firm opinions, strong self-interest (29)*

Sailors:  any age *^

William Glover:  Scotsman with heavy brogue (33)*

Dr. John Robbins: (36)

Phoebe Robbins:  his pregnant wife (34)*

Laura Goodwin:  pregnant mother of 7 children (33)+

Isaac Goodwin:  her husband (35)

[The ages of their children can be changed according to what is possible on stage]

Emerette: daughter (13)*

Isaac jr.: son (11)*

Lewis:  son (9)*

Edwin:  son (6)*

Nancy: daughter (4)*

Ludelia: daughter (3)*

Albert: son (1)

Single women: Lucy Nutting, Rachel Reed, Angeline Lovett, Eliz. Margaret Poole,

            Susan Savage, Zelnora Snow


Capt Richardson:  weathered seaman (40-50)

Sarah Burr:  (24) pregnant mother of young Charlie*

Charles Burr: (29) her husband

Ensign Family, Elias Ensign

Politician:  scheming social climber (35-55)*^

His Cronies: (any age) *^

Hoe Down callers: one male, one female with good diction

Hoe Down dancers, men and women~

The Cow: 2 dancers ~

Customer & wife:  buys false deed

Poor Stranger:  Any age

John M. Horner’s children:

Wm Jr. (7-9)

John Jr. (5-7)

Joseph (4-5)

Sarah (2-3)


Errand runners—young boys, teens

Mrs. Kenfield and her children:  a penniless widow (any age)