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Still at Risk

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

About the show

Kevin, an activist from the front lines of the AIDS crisis, struggles to find his place in contemporary gay culture. A look at the hazards of rewriting the past and one man’s attempt to move forward. More…

When a gay fundraising event threatens to erase the history he was part of creating, Kevin’s anger and passion are renewed as he is confronted with the challenge of how to motivate change in this new climate of visibility. Along the way, Kevin’s raw and slightly unhinged methods provoke everyone who can help him, damage long friendships and eventually expose some dark secrets.


Member Reviews (26)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant
85
Avg Score

80
Well acted & written, Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if Memoir drama about the early days of the AIDS crisis by those on the frontlines Nice capsule of the heartfelt & hysterical well captured

Don't see it if Lead character Kevin - a brazen carbon copy of Larry Kramer - feels exploitative 2nd Act sags w/preachy monologues; Hanke's Chris saves it

88
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy new playwrights, LGBT subject matter, reflections on the AIDS crisis & its reverberations today, younger vs. older activists

Don't see it if don't like LGBT subject matter, esp. regarding AIDS, angry & frustrating protagonists, key action that happens offstage, political arguments

81
Absorbing, Cliched, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Dead ex's partner wishes deceased be credited for his AIDS activism role, reminding new members of the broad shoulders on which they stand.

Don't see it if Stereotypical characterisations and dialogue. Difficult balance between the message getting through and the jokes as tonic.

Also Message comedy emphasising that achievers don't always have to be lika... Read more Read less

95
Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Poignant realistic tale of gay life around the year 2000. Cast of talented Broadway performers.

Don't see it if Drama surrounding the AIDS quilt, death from AIDS, relationship issues, etc, would be too heavy for you to deal with. But very well done!!

86
Important message, Still relevant, Intelligent writing, Great cast and acting

See it if AIDS activist frustrated by lack of institutional memory re foundational work by pioneers in the movement who are commemorated in the quilt

Don't see it if You have forgotten how hard it was to get attention, funding and assistance when AIDS cause and treatment was largely unknown

84
Tribute to aids activists caught in political and personal squabble

See it if Incisive, often funny play about AIDS charity whose new Millenial leadership slights their predecessors. Expert Broadway actors add polish.

Don't see it if Well written and directed. I attended a reading 3 years ago. Play now nicely fleshed out. Cast of Gomes, Walker, Spahn, Hohn & Hanke shine.

88
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like well written plays with serious themes.This story of the aftermath of the AIDS epidemic gives an important look at the activism.

Don't see it if you are a homophobe!Actually, I can't imagine a reason to not see it.We need to be reminded every few years that AIDS spread b/c gov't did 0

85
Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if For its terrific acting and staging dealing with look at the AIDS crises from 2 perspectives - today & yesterday. Well done.

Don't see it if The subject and profanity offend you.

90
Heart-warming, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a funny yet touching story of friends who lived through and still bear bruises (emotionally at least) from the AIDS crisis.

Don't see it if you don't care for LGBT shows or the AIDS crisis in the 80/90's brings back too many painful memories.

Also If you loved Queer as Folk, don't miss this show! The writing is excel... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You were around when AIDS crisis started, if you were an activist, if you still advocate, to see a wonderful show with wonderful actors.

Don't see it if The AIDS crisis is too much for you, if LGBTQ issues are. It your thing, if you don't have a concious or a heart.

Also Brought back a lot of memories and reminded us of a lot. Very well don... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Totally engaging play about AIDS crisis with sympathetic characters. Some new thoughts about the aftermath. Funny one liners. Very poignant.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the AIDS crisis.

90
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a very funny engaging new play. Very well written, directed and acted. Wonderful seeing a group of ensemble actors at work

Don't see it if you don't like thought provoking theater.

86
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy great acting in a well written play about a very serious topic.

Don't see it if You want a light hearted silky comedy.

Also Very interesting. Holds your attention throughout. Truly professional ... Read more Read less

56
Uneven, Well meaning, Slow, Many slow transitions, Good idea but fuzzy

See it if important / meaningful topic

Don't see it if You've seen these themes in a far superior play that transfers to NYC soon.

Also Play is Equity showcase and in development. Structural/tension issues ... Read more Read less

90
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if a well-acted, well-written, smart, pithy show is your thing; this one delivers it all.

Don't see it if you have negative feelings for gay culture or the aftermath of the AIDS tragedy.

Also The actors harmonize in perfect ensemble to rouse the sadness, loss, h... Read more Read less

55
Thought-provoking, Slow, Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if You're looking to see some excellent actors in an otherwise dated/mediocre play.

Don't see it if Excellent acting isn't enough to hold your attention for over two hours as this is on the long/seen it before/slow side.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you love an intelligently written and very well acted play with themes that are relevant, powerful and affecting.

Don't see it if you are not fond of plays with LGBTQ themes.

Also this Is a very special play that every people, specially the LGBTQ com... Read more Read less

88
Good writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy though provoking, interesting plays. The specific event in this play involves the AIDS crisis but the issues raised are universal

Don't see it if you are homophobic or a supporter of Mike Pence.

75
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if If you want a unique take on gay life and activism in the early 2000s, right around when the AIDS epidemic was more manageable.

Don't see it if You need a play with lots of action - it's talky but engrossing.

Also This is a terrific play about one man trying to give his late ex-lover... Read more Read less

99
Resonant, Great writing, Profound, Must see, Great acting

See it if you believe great art transcends subject matter, you love good acting and you want to cry then laugh and cry at the same time.

Don't see it if serious resonant issues are too opaque for you, and subjects like the AIDS crisis disturb you too much.

Also I thought I would not be able to relate to a play about AIDS, but it w... Read more Read less

90
Dated, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if Greatly acted and intelligent 80's show presenting the post-Aids era ...Smart dialogues and good staging...Highly recommended!

Don't see it if You dont care about that era...

95
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You love shows with great writing, great acting, that make you think, feel, laugh, cry and have something to say.

Don't see it if Everyone should see this show, straight or gay, if you were there (in the 80's) or only know what you've read

Also So glad I saw this show! A smart producer should pick it up (intact) a... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Ensemble plays about friendship and history and the families we create and build in our lives.

Don't see it if Stories that have to do with AIDS/HIV.

80
An absorbing drama with sharp acting and direction

See it if You remember the horrors of the AIDS epidemic and the bravery of activists...or would like to learn about that period and its aftermath.

Don't see it if you have no interest in how traumatic that period was and how things evolved just after the turn of the last century.

97
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like good actors. Are interested in the tension between older gay men who gave their lives so younger gay men could have it easier.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy good acting, writing, and supporting new works that are in early stages of development.


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