Act 1, Scene 1
• ONCE IN A LIFETIME is a lighthearted play about some New York stage performers who head to Hollywood to make their fortune at the onset of talking pictures.
• The three primary characters are May, Jerry, and George.
• The first scene opens in a two-bit hotel room, where George is happily thumbing through a copy of Variety magazine and is rudely interrupted by May, a high energy worrywart.
• May is anxious for their other partner, Jerry, to return with news of a sorely needed job for the trio.
• Jerry's good news is not quite what May and George are expecting.
• Instead of landing a contract, Jerry has sold the vaudeville act, so the three of them can go to Hollywood; a decision he made after watching Al Jolson in THE JAZZ SINGER this afternoon.
• There is a fortune to be made with the advent of this new...
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