Act1. Richard: Excuse me.My name is Richard Stewart. I'm a photographer.May I take a picture of your little boy?
Mrs.Vann: What's it for? Richard: It's for a book.
Mrs.Vann: You're writing a book?
Richard: It's a book of pictures. I call it Family Album,U.S.A.
Mrs.Vann: Oh, that's a nice idea.Well,it's fine if you take our picture. I'm Martha Vann.
Richard: Thank you. I appreciate your help. I'm Richard.What's your name?
Gerald: Gerald. Richard: How old are you,Gerald? Gerald: Five. Richard: And where do you live?
Mrs.Vann: We live in California. Richard: Well, welcome to New York.OK, just a second. I'm almost ready here.
Alexandra: Can I help you?
Richard: Oh, please.Hold Gerald's hand, please.Great! Now point to the buildings.Terrific! Give Mommy a kiss, Gerald. Nice! Thank you, Gerald. And thank you,Mrs Vann.
Mrs.Vann: Oh, my pleasure.We'll be looking for your book.
Richard: Thank you. Good-bye. Bye, Gerald.Thanks again.
Alexandra: Oh, you're welcome.
Richard: Hey, let me take your picture!
Richard: Are you from New York?
Alexandra: No, I'm from Greece. I'm an exchange student.
Richard: When did you come here? Alexandra: Three months ago. Richard: Your English is very good.
Alexandra: Thanks. I studied English in school.
Richard: Would you like some coffee?
Alexandra: No, thank you. Tell me about your book.
Richard: Oh, it's not finished yet, but I have some of the pictures. Would you like to see them?
Alexandra: Yes, I'd like that. Richard: Here they are. Family Album, U.S.A. It's an album of pictures of the United States:the cities, the special places, and the people. And these are pictures of people working:steelworkers, bankers, police, street vendors, ambulance drivers, doctors...Oh, this is my father. He's a doctor. This is my mother.
Alexandra: What's her name? Richard: Ellen. My younger brother, Robbie. He goes to high school. This is my sister Susan. She works for a toy company.Here's my grandfather. He lives in Florida. And this is my wife Marilyn.
Alexandra: Oh, she's very pretty. Richard: Thanks.And what about your family?
Alexandra: They're in Thessaloniki. That's a large city in northern Greece. But now I'm living in the Bronx.
Richard: With a Greek-American family?
Alexandra: No. Hispanic.
Richard: Oh no! It's five thirty.Will you excuse me? I have to meet my wife.
Alexandra: It was nice meeting you.
Richard: It was a pleasure meeting you, too.Thanks for your help.And good luck! I've got to go. By the way. I'm Richard. What's your name?
Alexandra: Alexandra. Richard: Bye-bye, Alexandra.Thanks.
Alexandra: Bye-bye. Richard! Richard! You left your bag.