Sweet Bird of Youth - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

Alexandra, whom Chance calls Princess, is signing traveler's checks over to Chance. He is impatient to cash them downstairs and be on his way for the day. She tries to keep him with her as long as possible and invites him to tell his life story as she puts on her makeup. He tells her that he was born in St. Cloud but always had an itch to leave, to do something else. All the kids he grew up with have settled down but he didn't want that. Chance never had the money or privilege that many of his friends did and was anxious to get away and find his own success.

While moderately successful in acting and modeling in New York, Chance realizes that his real talent is with the ladies, especially middle-aged women whose youth he could temporarily restore...

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