Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the news that Burton learns upon arriving in Anna's apartment at the start of the play?
Burton learns that Anna's roommate Robbie and his lover Dominic were both killed in a boating accident.
2. Why is Anna so upset when she is sitting on the couch by herself after Robbie's wake?
Anna is upset with the fact that Robbie's parents did not know he was gay or at least seemed to not know he was gay.
3. What is Anna's explanation as to why she hasn't responded to Larry all day?
Anna says that she has been alone with the phone turned off and has turned to vodka for solace.
4. What is the one thing that Robbie's family has never seen him do, which also upsets Anna?
Anna reveals that Robbie's family has never seen him dance, which was his one true passion.
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