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

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

This scene takes place in the cocktail lounge of the Royal Palms hotel, where Miss Lucy is chatting with the bartender about being ushered out of the way while Boss Finley is on display at the political rally in the hotel. Her southern belle attire does not hide her world-weary soul, and alcohol seems to be her companion for the evening until Chance shows up. She has always liked him and tries to get him to leave town tonight for his own good. She knows better than most how Boss Finley feels about Chance Wayne.

Several of Chance's old friends are in the bar and he tries to impress them with the movie contract he produces from his jacket pocket as well as his arrival in town with the Princess. Heavenly's Aunt Nonnie has even shown up to try to convince...

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