Ascorbic Acid Freak – play about HIV AIDS

gay play about hiv

ASCORBIC ACID FREAK – DARK COMEDY PLAY ABOUT HIV

It’s the late eighties and Mark is infected with HIV, a new supposedly lethal virus that affects the immune system. Mark, a typical gay man living with this new form of 1980’s plague, has begun to invest in all sorts of cures from taking a huge volume of ascorbic acid every day (to boost his immune system) to paying a quack doctor known as Dr Purgess to cure him with all manner of weird and wonderful drugs. Dr Purgess does not believe in the power of Ascorbic acid at all and instead arrives regularly armed with the latest cure all drug in this dark comedy play about HIV AIDS.

Mark’s housemate and companion Stephan both loves Mark and tolerates his hypochondria (which may not be unfounded) and tries to get Mark out and away from dwelling on his health all the time. Enter Wanda and Julie from Mark’s old theatre days who offer him a chance to get back on stage, something that would definitely take his mind off of everything.

But their plans may just be put on hold by Dr Purgess’ latest cure, which may be just the opposite!

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Author: Grant Sutor Vuille

Type: One act play about HIV

Genre: Dark comedy

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All the characters except the doctor are in their twenties or thirties. The doctor may be older.

Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch. (language, sex)

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Mark and Stephan’s apartment with a kitchen and a living room attached.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the characters right and the feel of the play – comedy with a dark side to it.

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © June 2018 Grant Sutor Vuille and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

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Dinner at Dario’s – romantic gay comedies

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