Jeffrey

Jeffrey A two act play for males and female From the publisher s synopsis Jeffrey a gay actor waiter has sworn off sex after too many bouts with his partners about what is safe and what is not In gay Ne

  • Title: Jeffrey
  • Author: Paul Rudnick
  • ISBN: 9780822214021
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • A two act play for 7 males and 1 female From the publisher s synopsis Jeffrey, a gay actor waiter, has sworn off sex after too many bouts with his partners about what is safe and what is not In gay New York, though, sex is not something you can avoid Whether catering a ditzy socialite s how down for AIDS or cruising at a funeral at the gym or in the back rooms ofA two act play for 7 males and 1 female From the publisher s synopsis Jeffrey, a gay actor waiter, has sworn off sex after too many bouts with his partners about what is safe and what is not In gay New York, though, sex is not something you can avoid Whether catering a ditzy socialite s how down for AIDS or cruising at a funeral at the gym or in the back rooms of an anonymous sex club at the annual Gay Pride Parade, or in the libidinous hands of a father confessor, Jeffrey finds the pursuit of love and just plain old physical gratification to be the number one preoccupation of his times and the source of plenty of hilarity.

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    1. I loved this, even as I struggled with the memories it invoked. And, as always, the scene with the proud parent made me smile (and envious), and the deaths were poignant with just the right trace of humour - there was always so much laughter along with the tears, it seems to me - it was beautifully done.This play is full of a kind of verve that flies in the face of so many difficult realities. The whole notion of 'promise me you'll never die' is such a strong one in gay culture (a culture obsess [...]

    2. Its light optimism and colorful atmosphere give the play an unrealistic fantasy tone, but the writing and the characters are both definitely very enjoyable. Above all, this is a pretty underrated play. Nothing life-changing, but quite fun!

    3. Excellent play. I won't lie. of what I know of the early 90's AIDS epidemic is from Rent (I know. Shame on me) but this was amazing. Hilarious and heartfelt. I cried. I understand the movie has Patrick Stewart! Awesome!

    4. Its humor, while uproarious, obscures much of the more dramatic moments, but until I see this onstage -- or check out the film -- I can't really say for certain.

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