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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!

PRODUCTION HISTORY

SU Drama Society, University College London Drama Society, London, UK – 2018

Other plays by playwright Grant Sutor Vuille – Wall flower house – play about agoraphobia.

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.

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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:

The Simple Hard – South African drama about living with HIV aids
Chicken, Airbags and Wors – South African play about a sex change op
Dinner at Dario’s – romantic gay comedies

For never, not always – one act play scripts

one act play scripts

FOR NEVER, NOT ALWAYS – ONE ACT PLAY SCRIPTS

When Michael breaks up Brenda and Ryan’s wedding and admits to Brenda that he did it because he was secretly in love, she naturally assumes that it is with her. After all, they dated three years ago, and it’s obvious that Michael never really got over his infatuation with her. When Michael confesses his secret love for her fiance, Ryan, Brenda just won’t believe it!

Production History:

The Roial Players, USA – 2016
B.F.A. Musical Theatre South Carolina School of the Arts

Author: Jennifer Peters

Genre: Romantic comedy

Type: One act play scripts

Cast: Four 3M 1F.

Ages of the actors: The three main characters are in their twenties, the foreign therapist can be any age.

Suitable for: All ages. (Two men kiss at the end)

Length: 20-25 minutes

Set: The stage is set with a park bench and some scenery stage right. Center stage and Stage left is set up like an apartment with a bedroom and living room.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – an easy script, great for a one act play festival.

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Cost is $8.00 for this digital play script. Just click Shakespeare!

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Copyright ©February 2015 Jennifer Peters and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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