Long-time partners Hersh and Mario prepare for a surprise costume party to “celebrate” their younger friend Doug’s HIV positive diagnosis.
“A 21st century version of ‘The Boys in the Band.’ Petti’s play is a much-needed and well-timed examination of … the different generational attitudes about AIDS.” – Charles Battersby, Off Off Broadway Review
Two-Acts; 90 min. – unit set
7M: 3 in 20s (one Hispanic), 1 in 30s, 2 in mid 40s, 1 in 50s
2F: late 20s, late 50s
- The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein
A 45-year-old former male prostitute who works at an NYC half-way house tries to set a 17-year-old streetwalker straight.
“This is a touching, and sometimes terrifying, glimpse into places loneliness abides, just waiting for the dayspring of the dawn of renewal and hope.” – David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Limited
Full-length One Act; 80 min.
2M: early 20s, mid 40s
- Like Drowning
In the 1990s, Rodney and Richard, two sometime partners in their 40s, share a tumultuous, unequal association, wherein one does not completely return the other’s affections. Twenty-five years later, Rodney brings Richard to his apartment, to care for him, during the end stages of pancreatic cancer.
Full-length One Act; 80 min. – unit set
4M: 2 in early-to-mid 40s, 2 in 60s
- Everything’s Coming Up Roses
In the early 1990s, four AIDS ward patients try to come to grips with their respective fates, and their family’s reactions.
“The play is written with compassion and humor, full of insights into the characters and their critical situation.” – James F. Cotter, Times Herald Record
Full-length One Act; 60 min. – unit set
6M: 4 in 20s, 2 in 30s
2F: 30s, 50s