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I Have AIDS!

I Have AIDS!

By Sky Gilbert
Subjects: LGBT/Queer Theatre, Comedy, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 2 m, doubling
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887549069, 80 pages, August 2010
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770910799, 80 pages, August 2010


Following Prodon through the five stages of acceptance—Denial, Partying, Loss of Control, Religious Conversion, and Acceptance—the play pops in and out of monologues with Prodon and into scenes with Lady Booty, an outrageous drag queen, Ron, a man who has made AIDS his personal religion, and the ever supportive Vidor, each giving their own advice on how to take the news. A black comedy like no other, I Have AIDS! is a play about gay men who are neither tragic nor sad, and we are led to laugh with them, not at them.


". ..thought-provoking, anger-provoking and often hilarious.

- The Globe and Mail

"Nobody in Canadian theatre writes more fluent, speakable dialogue than Gilbert…" —Robert Cushman, National Post