Sam Dawkins, a successful young portrait artist, is low-key, quietly observant and genuinely in love with Blake Upton, an ambitious, energetic television reporter who is doggedly determined to become a network anchorwoman. Although both Sam and Blake believe they are ready to make the commitment necessary to effect a successful union in a world of casual sex and two-career marriages, there are problems en route to the altar. For one thing there is Jake Marlowe, Sam's friend and Blake's producer, who is not exactly blind to Blake's charms himself and who unsettles the trusting Sam by slipping him a tape which, apparently, provides evidence that Blake has enjoyed a premarital fling with a famous baseball hero. Then there is Alexandra Mulwray, a brash, highpowered, newsworthy young lady-lawyer, who offers to give Blake the scoop of the year—but at the cost of intruding on the Jamaican honeymoon that she and Sam had promised each other. Needless to say, conflicts ensue, conflicts that form the fast-paced and very funny core of the play but which, happily enough, also lead to the genuinely touching conclusion in which true love (old fashioned as it may be) carries the day.
As in his delightful first play, the author again offers a witty examination of the lives and loves of today's sophisticated, upscale young professionals, but this time that subject at hand is marriage and the conflicts—career and other—which can threaten the trust and commitment necessary to a successful union. Produced Off-Broadway by New York's noted WPA Theatre. "Mr. Wade has an effortless way with throwaway lines and at times he tosses a mean comic curveball." —NY Times. "Wade has a discerning ear for the idiom of upwardly mobile urban sophisticates…" —Variety. "…clever lines galore…" —NY Magazine.