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Once in a Lifetime

Act One, Scene One



Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 1
  • : 2
Age Ranges
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
A boarding house, New York City, evening, late 1920s,
Act/Scene
Act One, Scene One

Scene Context

George Lewis, May Daniels, and Jerry Hyland are all members of a washed-up vaudeville act, which is

Scene Text

Start:
George: Come in! May: Hello, George.
George: Hello.
May: Jerry not back yet, huh?
George: No.

End:
Jerry: Yay, it works!
May: It works, Jerry -- it works!
Jerry: And if it works on George, it’ll work on anybody!
May: California, here we come!

Hart, Moss and Kaufman, George S. Once in a Lifetime. Samuel French, New York, NY. 1960. pp. 7 - 17.

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