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Mommy and Daddy adopt a son. They do not find him satisfactory and mutilate him to death.Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed)
Grandma successfully cheats to win $25,000 in a baking contest.Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed)
Mommy and Daddy complain about waiting for "them."Section 1 (Meet the Family)
Grandma fills the living room with boxes.Section 1 (Meet the Family)
Mrs. Barker arrives.Section 2 (Mrs. Barker Arrives)
Daddy and Mommy leave the room; Grandma tells Mrs. Barker about "the bumble."Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed)
The Young Man arrives and tells Grandma his story.Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed)
Grandma hires the Young Man, but she won't say what he will be doing.Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed)
Grandma whispers her plan to Mrs. Barker, then she leaves.Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed)
Grandma reenters, but this time as an onlooker. She speaks directly to the audience.Section 4 (Finale)
Mrs. Barker introduces Mommy and Daddy to the Young Man. He is to replace their former son.Section 4 (Finale)
Grandma tells the audience the play must end while it is still a comedy.Section 4 (Finale)
|Section 1 (Meet the Family)||Mommy and Daddy are sitting in the living room of their apartment. They complain about the tardiness of an expected visi... Read More|
|Section 2 (Mrs. Barker Arrives)||Daddy answers the door. It's Mrs. Barker, the chairman of Mommy's women's club. She and Mommy exchange passive-aggressiv... Read More|
|Section 3 (Family Secrets Revealed)||Grandma gives Mrs. Barker "a hint" about why she's been called to the apartment. A symbolic fairy-tale story is told: 20... Read More|
|Section 4 (Finale)||Mrs. Barker leads Mommy and Daddy back into the living room. Mommy becomes distressed once she realizes Grandma is gone.... Read More|