Ed, a physician, and Sheila, a well-known anthropologist, are celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary at their summer cottage. Their son, Tom, joins them, bringing with him his new girlfriend, Annie, who is apparently thrilled to discover that her boyfriend's stepmother is one of her academic heroines. As the weekend unfolds, it becomes increasingly unclear whether Annie's presence at the house is a matter of fate, coincidence or deliberate manipulation—and the peculiar tension between the women leads to other deeper, long-avoided questions about Ed and Sheila's marriage and the intertwined acts of love and deceit that brought and have kept them together.
"…a tight, compact domestic drama that is engaging throughout. In examining the lengths to which its characters go in the name of love, the play detonates its share of dramatically satisfying moments and unveils a couple of unexpected plot surprises that keep the audience hooked." —NYTheatre.com. "…a scenario which becomes absorbing and is near flawless…Ms. Chetkovich provides a vehicle which rings of emotional truth, clarity, and personal impact." —Hi!Drama."There's both pathos and humor…ACTS OF LOVE is a tribute to the diversity and purpose of families. It beautifully illustrates the needs that bring individuals together and the love that keeps them together under the most desperate of times." —Electronic Link Journey.