Arsenic and Old Lace - Act Two (Later that night) Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kesselring
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The curtain comes up on Jonathan sitting at the table with Dr. Einstein, smoking an after dinner cigar, while Abby and Martha are seated nervously on the window seat. Jonathan is talking about his life and his first meeting Dr. Einstein in London; Einstein gave him a new face there, which made it possible for him to return to South Africa, and they have been together since. He takes a picture from his pocket which he hands to Martha and which she says looks more like the way she remembers him. Jonathan tells Dr. Einstein that he wants to go back to that face, to which Dr. Einstein replies that it should be safe now. Abby mentions how late it is getting and that she is sure Jonathan has other places to go, but he protests that he is so full he...

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