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A Time Below By Ken Ludden
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"A Time Below" was first presented in 1999 at the President's AIDS Update Conference in San Francisco, as the centerpiece of the AIDS Theater Festival. The play, taken from the popular... More > novel Mary Go-Round, made waves at the time as controversial. Set in 1982, the play deals with the fact that many in those early days were so afraid to be tested they ended up paying with their lives. But the play goes deeper, showing that every life into which AIDS comes is a full and complex. Courtland Kendoll works for his Congressman, a homophobe and bigot. He falls in love with a black man, which sends his family into a tail spin. Amidst this culture clash, young Cory suddenly finds himself in a head on confrontation with AIDS and his Southern roots. This play is an excellent case study from a recent historical past that speaks to all eras of prejudice, fear and the truth of the heart.< Less
The Crying Celibate Tears Trilogy By John Roman Baker
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THE CRYING CELIBATE TEARS TRILOGY comprises 3 plays written by John Roman Baker between 1988 and 1991: Crying Celibate Tears; The Ice Pick; Freedom to Party. They provide a unique insight into the... More > impact of HIV and AIDS on gay men at the height of the crisis. The plays won awards and acclaim when presented at the Brighton and Edinburgh Festivals. With uncompromising directness the plays lay bare the physical and emotional strengths and inadequacies of the characters as they struggle against a seemingly invincible enemy. “Guaranteed to outrage the bigots!” - Derek Jarman, 1991 (The Ice Pick) “Takes the audience into uncharted emotional territory.” - New Statesman & Society, 1991 (The Ice Pick) “A significant breakthrough in AIDS theatre!” - Plays & Players, 1989 (Crying Celibate Tears)< Less