Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the setting of Act One.
Act One takes place in the kitchen of an old farmhouse, There is a table with a red oilcloth covering it and four mismatched chairs. There are ruffled, red checked curtains on the window. There is also a stove and refrigerator. In another area is debris from a broken front door.
2. What is Wesley doing as Act One opens?
As Act One opens, Wesley, dressed in a sweatshirt, jeans and cowboy boots, is picking up wooden debris from the broken front door. He is tossing the debris into an old wheelbarrow.
3. Describe Ella's appearance when she enters in Act One.
When Ella enters in Act One, she is wearing a bathrobe on her small frame and pink fuzzy slippers. Her hair is in curlers, and she is carrying an alarm clock in her hands.
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