Rocket to the Moon - Act 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1 Summary

Rocket to the Moon is a three-act play about the emotional mid-life crisis of dentist, Dr. Ben Stark, whose business life intermingles with his private one as he struggles with the angst of personal relationships, economic challenges and artistic aspirations.

The play takes place in the waiting room of the dental office of Dr. Stark in New York City in 1939. On an exceptionally hot day in early June, Ben and his wife Belle are arguing about Ben expanding and relocating his dental practice. Belle's father, Mr. Prince, has offered to pay for new equipment so that Ben can move to a better New York location.

Belle, who has been estranged from her father for many years, is discouraging Ben from accepting Mr. Prince's offer because the rent for the new location will be prohibitive and it will take awhile to realize any income after establishing a new...

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