2. The scenes take place in the home of the Magrath sisters. (Actually it's their grandfather's house, but it is cared for and inhabited primarily by Lenny Magrath.)
3. The house is old, the exact age and condition is not described.
1. The play takes place in the summer sometime during the late 19 70's to early 1980's.
2. The play takes place soon after the birthday of Lenny Magrath, which has a special significance to the characters.
1.The 3 Magrath sisters, Lenny, Babe, and Meggy, are the main cluster of characters. The other three characters are Chick, a Magrath cousin, Barnette, Babe's attorney, and Doc Porter, an old friend of Meg and Lenny. A character that is often talked about is Granddaddy, yet he is never seen.
1. The Magrath sisters complete the different portions that fufill society's image of an ordinary woman. Each of these women play the roles that a normal woman plays such as wife, mother, daughter, and sister.
Barnette is a lawyer who is defending Babe, whom he is infatuated with.
Doc Porter is a father of two and a husband who once wanted to be a doctor, who now apparently owns a small ranch, he also spent time as a house painter.
Granddaddy is an old man who is in the hospital.
2. It seems that all the characters have a mutual respect for each other, aside from Chick who has strong opinions concerning Meg. As I have mentioned the character of Barnette is infatuated with Babe. Babe and Lenny both feel that Meg has always been treated better by their Grandmother and Grandfather.
4. The Characters all live in a democratic nation.
5. The characters pay no attention to religion, it is rarely mentioned in the play.
6. The prevailing attitudes of the characters are that family is important, sex is not considered a bad thing. They seem to con