Six Plays - Days to Come, Act 1 Summary & Analysis

Florence Henrietta Darwin
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Days to Come, Act 1 Summary

Conversation between Hannah and Lucy hints at an uncomfortable situation in the Rodman home, in the business the Rodmans own, and in the town where the business is located and where the family lives. Conversation also includes a reference to Joe Whalen, who Hannah says is rooming with her sister at a boarding house in town. Cora comes in, complaining about (among other things) how Hannah's sister is giving room and board to "a bad character".

As Hannah goes out in a huff, Ellicott and Andrew come in separately, with conversation revealing that a group of men is arriving by train shortly, and that Andrew and Ellicott disagree about the intention that's brought them there (at this point, the intention isn't identified). As the apparently preoccupied Julie comes in, Cora tries to distance herself from the situation.

Alone with Julie, who...

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