The Stage Manager points out various features of the landscape and the town, gesturing at the bare walls. Webb fields questions about the town's drinking habits some, but not a big dealits sense of social injustice people know rich from poor, but let those who can care for themselves do soand its culture mostly interested in birds and sunrises.
Gibbs knew what would happen to Emily if she had relived a joyful day in her life. Analysis In this play, Wilder deliberately violates traditional theatrical devices. Gibbs tries to convince her husband to take a European trip, but he won't hear of it. Webb and Mrs.
Gibbs will eventually die. Viewers can thus imagine any town that they have experienced. For this reason, the play lacks suspense.