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This play by an Italian playwright, Luigi Pirandello, was written in 1921 and is set within that period. All the action occurs on the stage of a playhouse. There are no acts or scenes in this play. The two breaks that occur in the play are integrated into the play. The first break occurs when the Director and the chief Actor leave the stage. The second break occurs when the Technician mistakenly lets the curtain down.

There are two sets of actors in this play: the Actors who are rehearsing a play and the Six Characters who invade the rehearsal of the play and insist that they are characters that the Director must use in a play because of their compelling story.

The Actors in the Company are: The Director, Leading Lady, Leading Man, Second Actress, Ingenue, Juvenile Lead, Other actors and actresses, Stage Manager, Prompter...

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