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I'm Not Rappaport - Act 1 Summary & Analysis

Herb Gardner
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Act 1 Summary

I'm Not Rappaport is a two-act play in which two old men, both in their 80s, Nat Moyer and Midge Carter, face the realities of aging in 1980s America. The setting is New York City's Central Park where Nat and Midge confront their own internal struggles as they witness society's battles as played out before them.

The play begins as Nat, an aging white man, converses with Midge, an aging black man, while sitting on a bench in Central Park. The two men have been friends for only a week, and Nat shares some outlandish stories with Midge, who does not yet know how to discern the fabrications from the truth. Today Nat tells Midge that he is an informant for the government, having been selected from all the people in line at the Medicaid office. According to the story, Nat will be sent on a mission...

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