Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Act 1 Abstract
* The play is set in Maryland, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Spelding.
* Ellen Spelding, Roger and Reba's daughter, is dating Conrad, whom Roger hates.
* A family friend, General Tom Powers, tells them a UFO is in the sky.
* An alien named Kreton enters the home, and after pleasant conversations, admits he can...
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