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In 'Bed,' a tale of wounded love, the truth of the acting is a lure

In 'Bed,' a tale of wounded love, the truth of the acting is a lure

The bed that dominates the set for Sheila Callaghan's new play, "Bed," is raised on a jerry-built platform and surrounded by a sea of junk — bags of cheap candy, cigarette butts, junk-food wrappers and other vestiges of late-night wildness from weeks (maybe months) gone by.

Holly (a fiery Kate Morgan Chadwick) is clearly not a poster child for healthy living. A musician with a voracious sexual appetite, a case of self-diagnosed "chronic loneliness" and a self-destructive streak a mile wide, she is described as a "tiny, feral post-punk prodigy," and it would be hard to improve on this characterization.

When we first encounter Holly in this...

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