Arsenic and Old Lace - Act Three, Scene Two (Early next morning) Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kesselring
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When the curtain comes up it is 8:00 AM. Dr. Einstein is seated at the table with a bottle of whiskey in front of him; Jonathan is asleep on the sofa. O’Hara is still telling the plot of his play to Mortimer, who is still tied and gagged. A knock comes from the door and Einstein sees that it is the police. He shakes the sleeping Jonathan and then runs upstairs as O’Hara, oblivious to everything, continues telling Mortimer the plot of his play. A moment later officers Brophy and Klein enter. They have been sent there by their lieutenant because the whole neighborhood has complained about Teddy blowing his bugle earlier, and they inform O’Hara that half the force is out looking for him because he didn’t report in after his shift. Klein unties Mortimer, and...

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