Act 1, Scene 1
• Eleanor Roosevelt calls the family in to dinner.
• FDR and his children enter the house from an afternoon of swimming and outdoor fun.
• The children discuss the parts they would like to read in "Julius Caesar."
• FDR reads a letter from his mother, Sara, to the family.
• FDR's mother, Sara, writes to the family of her travels in London.
• Sara encourages the family in their French lessons.
• FDR reads the newspaper before dinner.
• FDR is pleased to find that his name is not in the paper for once.
• FDR complains about the current administration and the rising unemployment rates.
• Eleanor voices her support of FDR's ability to reverse the current economic trends.
• Dinner is announced.
• As FDR rises to join the family, he is struck with a sharp pain in his back.
• Eleanor sends her husband to bed and promises to send a tray.
• FDR slowly...
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