Once in a Lifetime - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Summary

This scene is set in the Glogauer Studios reception area, which is decorated in a very modern style, meant to impress even the most jaded and avant-garde visitor. There is constant motion in the room with the entrances and departures of pages, secretaries, assistants, and other support staff. There is a sense of much movement but not much progress. The one constant is Lawrence Vail, a playwright, who has been waiting for days to see Mr. Glogauer, to no avail.

Eventually, May and Jerry cross paths in this room, and May shares her concern that the screen tests of their first pupils have not been received favorably by Mr. Glogauer. Jerry is fully immersed in Hollywood mode, giving no credence to her worries. George appears too, and is oblivious to anything other than his love for Susan and his efforts to make her a talking picture movie...

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