Burn This - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Summary

Act 2 opens on New Year's Eve at 2:00am in the loft. Anna is dressed in a gown and Burton wears a tux. Anna finishes reading Burton's script and she tells him that she likes it, but it is sad. This catches him off guard since he thought the characters were having fun She explains that she knows, deep down, that the characters are lonely. He goes on to tell her that he wanted the characters to be larger than life, but now he views them as smaller. She reassures him that the characters are real and exciting, but Burton remains dissatisfied.

They start to catch up, as they had not seen each other in some time. She asks about his family and he asks her about her work; she confesses that she has been working almost non-stop. Anna likens her work to having "burst from my...

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