Exposition: The play is narrated by the 'stage manager', an old man and talks directly to the audience and walks them through the play. It starts with him telling us the stage is set up so two house are basically conjoined.
Rising Action: This is where we see George and Emily playing outside together and become great friends and where we see their future friendship bloom.
Mrs. Webb invites George to stay and have coffee with Mr. Webb. Mrs. Webb goes upstairs to prevent Emily from seeing George by accident.Mr. Webb and George engage in some man-talk, meaning that Mr. Webb helps George through the wedding day nervousness.
Climax: The highest point of the story is three years later, and George and Emily have grown into love and are now getting married.
Mrs. Gibbs, Simon Stimson, Mrs. Soames, and Wallace Webb. The dead characters are seen in their human form sitting in chairs. Emily is also there. Emily also goes back in time as a ghost to see herself when she was 12.
Emily returns to the cemetery and all of the dead talk about the idiocy of living people.On that cheerful note, the Stage Manager wishes the audience a good night.