Tony, a vigorous young athlete, is about to be discharged from the men's ward. In contrast, the other two occupants are a terminally ill youth, Dave, and Walton, a middle-aged patient about to undergo surgery for a brain tumor. When Tony leaves, Walton introduces Dave to the concept of eternity by looking at the stars. Walton dies during the operation and the play ends with Dave, alone, contemplating the stars.
Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays
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- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: A small hospital ward
- Additional Features: No intermission
DAVE - a charity case, 20
WALTON - a middle-aged patient, 49
JOE - a hospital orderly
MISS ALBERS - a young nurse
FUSSY - nicknamed for MISS STUART, the head nurse
DR. NORTH - a young staff doctor
DR. HYNES - Dave's physician