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Trouble in Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2 Summary

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Act 2 Summary

It is now Thursday morning, three days after the first act, and the actor Bill O'Wray is on the theater stage pretending to address an imaginary audience. Bill will play the strong, white southern man, the father of Judy's character. This is Bill's first day of rehearsal with the cast, because he also has a commitment to performing in a soap opera and could not get away.

Al snaps at Eddie, whose nervousness around Al makes him miss cues for Bill's performance. In spite of the tensions, Bill delivers a wonderful performance. Yet, he feels unsure of himself. Bill is also unsure about the possibility of offending someone with a reference to an Arab in his monologue. Al dismisses Bill's sensitivity, reminding Bill that he has the ultimate responsibility for the play's success or failure.

Al reveals that he has borrowed money and fronted some of his...

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