The Producers - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

It is now a few weeks later, and Max is sitting alone in a jail cell lamenting the absence of Leo and any chance for getting released on bail. A guard delivers a postcard from Leo, which declares that Rio is a great place and that he and Ulla are enjoying themselves tremendously.

Max's rage turns into a song entitled "Betrayed," where he acknowledges Leo's actions and realizes that Leo has let him down at this critical time in spite of Max's including Leo in on the potential to become a producer.

Act 2, Scene 6 Analysis

Max is a pitiable character left alone in a jail cell. Logic says that he is getting what he deserves and is lucky to have escaped for so long, given his inappropriate behavior in his interactions with other people. Conversely, Leo represented Max's chance to redeem himself by...

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