Patient A

Patient A

by Lee Blessing
     
 
Commissioned by the Bergalis family to explore Kimberly's case of contracting the AIDS virus, the playwright becomes part of the story as an essential observer to the story. Kim's encounters with Lee reflect their relationship in real life as well as the "playwright" and "character" in the play. A third character, Matthew, represents a composite of the thousands of

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Commissioned by the Bergalis family to explore Kimberly's case of contracting the AIDS virus, the playwright becomes part of the story as an essential observer to the story. Kim's encounters with Lee reflect their relationship in real life as well as the "playwright" and "character" in the play. A third character, Matthew, represents a composite of the thousands of gay men who have suffered in the AIDS epidemic. As the play recounts Kim's case, spotlighting the media and political circuses surrounding it, we see all three characters struggle with the debate and with their innermost feelings about themselves and each other.

Editorial Reviews

NY Newsday
[Blessing] uses his gifts to help us delve further into the great mystery of AIDS.
NY Times
In PATIENT A as in TWO ROOMS, Mr. Blessing reveals his commitment to social action.
Time
[Blessing's] appetite for moral complexity has never been more challenged and his capacity to avoid settling for mere indignation has never been more welcome than in .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822213642
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.10(d)

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