Johnny Johnson: The Biography of a Common Man, in Three Acts

Johnny Johnson: The Biography of a Common Man, in Three Acts

Johnny Johnson: The Biography of a Common Man, in Three Acts

Johnny Johnson: The Biography of a Common Man, in Three Acts

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SCENES

ACT I.

SCENE 1. A hill-top outside a small American town -- April, 1917.

SCENE 2. The Tompkins home -- several nights later.

SCENE 3. A recruiting office -- the next day.

SCENE 4. New York harbor -- a few nights later.

ACT II.

SCENE 1. A road somewhere in France -- a few weeks later.

SCENE 2. The front line trench -- a week later.

SCENE 3. A ruined churchyard -- an hour later.

SCENE 4. A hospital -- a week later.

SCENE 5. The Chateau de Cent Fontaines, somewhere behind the lines -- the same night.

SCENE 6. The edge of a great battlefield -- the same night, just before dawn.

SCENE 7. No Man's Land -- an hour later.

SCENE 8. The same -- a few minutes later.

SCENE 9. New York harbor -- a few weeks later.

ACT III.

SCENE 1. A psychiatrist's office in the state hospital -- a few days later.

SCENE 2. The forensic arena in the house of balm -- ten years later.

SCENE 3. A street -- today.

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