Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the setting for Act 1.
Act 1 takes place in the living room of the Coach. The room is furnished with old, dusty furniture that has definitely seen better days. The rest of the room is likewise dusty with the carpet and curtains looking as though they haven't been cleaned in years. Along the walls are gun racks that contain several shotguns. There is an air of nostalgia in the room that is brought on by the presence of several trophies that adorn the top of a bookshelf as well as the large silver trophy that sits on the dining room table. There are also photographs of several political icons of past years, including Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Senator Joseph McCarthy.
2. Who are the first two characters to be introduced in the play?
Tom Daley is in the room examining one of the guns while George Sikowski mixes drinks in the adjacent kitchen.
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