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.
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
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
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.
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!!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.