Bob - A Life in Five Acts
Published by Dramatists Play Service
3 Male 2 Female
Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss
Along the way, Bob meets a myriad of fellow countrymen all struggling to find their own place in the hullaballoo of it all
Will Bob's real life ever be able to live up to his dream?
A comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly "great"
"A comic amalgam of Brechtian epic theatre and vaudeville" - TDF Stages
"The play's shockingly optimistic tone is downright subversive when you consider its subject - what it means to be a success in America ... Rather than an Arthur Miller-esque indictment of the American Dream, Nachtrieb proposes a more gentle - though no less emotional - revision" ~ Lousiville Courier-Journal