Come Back, Little Sheba - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

After months of keeping a dirty house, Lola spends the entire day cleaning. Lola thinks Marie's boyfriend, Bruce, must see a spotless house when he arrives the next day. She even purchases new curtains and picks lilacs from Mrs. Coffman's house for a table centerpiece. Mrs. Coffman must not have poisoned Little Sheba like Lola suspected at first since she is so willing to help. Doc gets lost in a high soprano voice bellowing from the radio while Lola runs to Mrs. Coffman's to get silver polish. When Lola returns she changes the music and asks Doc to perform old card tricks for her. Doc gets compliment after compliment about how brilliant he is at card tricks.

Lola's mind wonders off. Soon she is talking about how much fun she and Doc used to have when they were dating. She reminds Doc of how many...

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