Key Largo: A Play in a Prologue and Two Acts

Key Largo: A Play in a Prologue and Two Acts

Key Largo: A Play in a Prologue and Two Acts

Key Largo: A Play in a Prologue and Two Acts

Excerpt

KEY LARGO had its first performance on any stage, in the English Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, October 30, 1939, when the drama was produced by the Playwrights Co., Inc.

SCENE

Bright moonlight comes down across a rocky hill-top in northern Spain, revealing four young men on outpost guard duty. They are Americans, dressed haphazardly in nondescript uniforms, zipper overalls and mufti, well-worn and uncared-for. At the extreme left a pup-tent gapes open. One lad sits above, writing on a pad on his knee, occasionally looking off to the right and singing softly to himself. The others are rolled in their blankets near the tent or within it. There is a flash of light against the sky, followed, after an interval, by a far-away detonation.

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