Later, Raynell plants seeds in the once barren dirt yard.
Their activity in the numbers game represents Rose and Lyons' belief in gambling for a better future.
Lyons Maxson - Troy's son, fathered before Troy's time in jail with a woman Troy met before Troy became a baseball player and before he met Rose. He grew up without Troy for much of his childhood because Troy was in prison.
Lyons, like most musicians, has a hard time making a living.
Cory is a respectful son, compassionate nephew to his disabled Uncle Gabriel, and generally, a giving and enthusiastic person.
An ambitious young man who has the talent and determination to realize his dreams, Cory comes of age during the course of the play when he challenges and confronts Troy and leaves home.