Miriam Aarons, a twenty-eight-year old stage actress who stars in musical comedies, is part of Mary’s social circle. Early in the play Miriam is having an affair with Howard Fowler, Sylvia’s husband. While in Reno, Sylvia learns that Miriam is the woman for whom Howard has divorced her and that he plans to marry Miriam after the divorce. Upon hearing this, Sylvia physically attacks Miriam, and the two women engage in a vicious hairpulling fight. After Miriam marries Howard, she is referred to as the second Mrs. Fowler. Toward the very end of the play,...
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