The audience arrives to an empty stage in half-light.
Professor Willard speaks to the audience about the history of the town. Joe Crowell delivers the paper to Doc Gibbs, Howie Newsome delivers the milk, and the Webb and Gibbs households send their children Emily and George, respectively off to school on this beautifully simple morning.
Love and Marriage[ edit ] Three years have passed, and George and Emily prepare to wed.
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The day is filled with stress. George pays an awkward visit to his soon-to-be in-laws. Emily confronts George about his pride, and over an ice cream sodathey discuss the future and their love for each other.
In the present, George and Emily say that they are not ready to marry—George to his mother, Emily to her father—but they both calm down and happily go through with the wedding. Death and Eternity[ edit ] Nine years have passed. Gibbs pneumoniawhile travelingWally Webb burst appendix, while campingMrs.
Soames, and Simon Stimson suicide by hanging. Once the funeral ends, Emily emerges to join the dead; Mrs. Gibbs urges her to forget her life, warning her that being able to see but not interact with her family, all the while knowing what will happen in the future, will cause her too much pain, but she refuses.
Ignoring the warnings of Simon, Mrs. Gibbs, Emily returns to Earth to relive one day, her 12th birthday. Emily watches with joy at being able to see her parents and some of the people of her childhood for the first time in years.
However, her joy quickly turns to pain as she realizes how little people appreciate the simple joys of life. The memory proves too painful for her, and she realizes that every moment of life should be treasured.
When she asks the Stage Manager if anyone truly understands the value of life while they live it, he responds, "No. The saints and poets, maybe—they do some.
Gibbs and watches impassively as George kneels weeping over her. The Stage Manager concludes the play and wishes the audience a good night.
He joins in the action of the play periodically, as the minister at the wedding, the soda shop owner, a local townsman, etc.
Dies while visiting her daughter in Ohio.
Both he and his brother Si hold marriage in high disdain. Later elopes with a traveling salesman and settles in Ohio.
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Yes, the Stage Manager can see you. Yes, he’s talking to you. Mr. Webb and Constable Warren also spend a moment.