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Book details
  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:90
  • eBook ISBN:9781483527970

The Bed

When all else fails laugh. When laughter fails... love.

by Nikos Vlachos

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THE BED, a romantic comedy, chronicles the marriage of Chicago couple Joe and Sara Isaia. The entire story unfolds in the couple's bedroom, beginning on their wedding night in 1983 and concluding in 2045. Over the years, they raise children, celebrate personal accomplishments, experience disappointments, disharmony and separation, and ultimately find a way to reach compromise and reconciliation.
It's 1983 in Chicago. Joe, a struggling artist, and Sara, a nurse, just got married. They are deeply in love, which helps sustain them through life challenges. At first, money is tight. Then children come along. While Joe endures a crisis of confidence, Sara never wavers in her belief and support for him. After she convinces him to try portrait painting, he finds himself propelled into notoriety as one of the nation's most talented and popular artists. However, fame does not necessarily bring the anticipated benefits. Their marriage founders as events intercede to create a rift between them. Close to the breaking point, they realize what is truly important in their lives---each other. With a re-commitment to their marriage, their story concludes in 2045.
About the author
Nikos Vlachos is an award winning Playwright from Chicago, Illinois. The Bed, a romantic comedy and First Prize winner of The American Theatre Co-op 2003 Full Length Playwriting Contest, is his first published work.