OUT AMONG THE DRAGONS by Dan Noonan

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Encouraged by his therapist, Patrick, an HIV positive hemophiliac, decides to shake things up and cruise his infectious disease clinic to meet the HIV positive woman of his dreams. Patrick meets Joe, a young gay man whose only ambition in life is to change the world and Marie an enigmatic young woman who embodies contradiction and specializes in shocking people. Authentic friendships are formed as they help each other pursue their dreams.Through humor, OUT AMONG THE DRAGONS explores how the mode of transmission can affect the way we view people with HIV and the way positive people view their world, their dreams and themselves.

Description

CHARACTERS

Patrick: Twenty-something, HIV Positive Hemophiliac.

Joe: Twenty-something, HIV Positive gay teacher.

Marie: Twenty-something, HIV Positive waitress.

Helen: Fifty-something, mother of Patrick

Therapist 1: Joe’s therapist, male, played by the same actor that plays Coach Riley, the Waiter and Fallon.

Therapist 2: Patrick’s therapist, female, played by the same actress that plays Trudi and Arlene.

Trudi: Forty-something, best friend of Helen

Coach Riley: Forty-something, high school coach.

Arlene: Fifty-something, infectious disease nurse

Fallon: Fifty-something, Joe’s father

Waiter: Forty-something.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The play was produced by After Midnight and Northminster Players in Evanston, IL 2005

REVIEWS

“A savvy engaging look at life with HIV” – Chicago Tribune. “Dan Noonan’s new semi-autobiographical script is a minor miracle” – Chicago Reader. “remarkably assured, intellectually astute, emotionally satisfying.” Chicago Free Press.

RUNNING TIME

Approximately two hours

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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FEMALE CAST

MALE - CAST

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