The Stage Script

Phil Essman
1949 Hollywood Quarterly  
At rise, we see Sam Johnson, the father, sprawled comfortably on the couch allowing his Sunday afternoon dinner to settle. He has a large and somewhat bulky volume propped open on his chest. Sam, Jr., a lad of seventeen, is moodily pacing the floor opposite the couch, obviously worried over a matter of some importance. The mother, Martha Johnson, has just finished the tiresome task of clearing the table.) MOTHER (As she settles in her chair): Whewl FATHER (Turning over on couch): Why they make
more » ... hese books so darn big, I never could make out. (Having trouble with book.)
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