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You Can't Take It with You - Act 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3 Summary

The next day Donald reads the paper, which has a story about last night's arrest, as Rheba prepares for dinner. All thirteen people of the household, including the Kirbys, receive suspended sentences for their alleged contributions in making fireworks without a permit. Rheba recalls Mrs. Kirby's mortification at being in the same cell with a strip-tease artist who sang as the dignified Mrs. Kirby disrobed in the jail. There is some compassion from Rheba and Donald for the Kirbys, who are not comfortable with disruptions to their schedules, let alone the public humiliation of arrest.

Completely destroyed by last night's activities, Alice prepares to leave for a trip to the Adirondacks so that she can be alone to think. Tony's pleas to speak to his fiancye have gone unheeded, yet he remains undaunted in his vigil to reach Alice before she leaves.

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