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Ascorbic Acid Freak – play about HIV AIDS

gay 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!


SU Drama Society, University College London Drama Society, London, UK – 2018
Nebraska Wesleyan University, NE, USA – 2021

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

Wall Flower House – play about agoraphobia

play about agoraphobia


Victoria, a young woman on her twenty first birthday, suffers from agoraphobia. She hasn’t left the house ever since her parent’s funeral, a few years ago. Her friend Ellory has been looking out for her since their high school days together. He supports her by doing errands for her for which she compensates him. He cares for her deeply and is probably the only one who understands her plight. He is instrumental is helping her to accept her condition and to come to grips with the recovery process in this play about agoraphobia.

Read about Grant Sutor Vuille. Other plays (Dr George’s Magnificent Zeppelin) by Grant.

Author: Grant Sutor Vuille

Type: Two hander one act play

Genre: One act drama script

Cast: Cast of 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Actors aged twenty one

Length: Play Twenty minutes long

Suitable for: PG 12 (language)

Set: Victoria’s living room. The WALLS have a multicoloured flower design on them.  Sunshine bursts through a window. A radio plays classical music.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – nice festival piece with good interactions between the two actors

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Wallflower house

Copyright © 2012 Grant Sutor Vuille

Like this play? Other two hander dramas that we stock:

Becoming Disappeared – short eerie sci fi play script for 2M
Believe – ten minute playscripts about psychic powers for 1M 1F
In the drink – melodrama for 1M 1F