Seventh Avenue Performances presents Lee Blessing's award-winning dramatic play, "Patient A" that chronicles the case of Kimberly Bergalis who claimed to be infected with HIV by her dentist in 1987 and died of AIDS in 1991, thus becoming the first "innocent" victim of the AIDS crisis. The play takes the form of a conversation between Kimberly, a man named Matthew (who has also died) and the playwright himself. As they work out how to tell her story, the play considers her tragedy, the effect she had on the gay community and society's struggle to comprehend the epidemic in its early days. This award-winning play delivers an examination of the issues surrounding her case that is theatrically innovative, alternately humorous and deeply moving.
DIRECTOR RICK HOMAN acted professionally in Philadelphia with the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hedgerow Theatre Company and others. He recently retired from a thirty-year career as a professor of theatre arts. Since moving to San Francisco in 2006, he has directed All My Sons and The Good Doctor for The Calvary Theatre Group.
BEVERLEY VILJOEN, last seen as Maria in ACLO's production of West Side Story, makes her debut with Seventh Avenue Performances as Kimberley.
SCOTT COX also debuts at Seventh Avenue as Matthew. Scott has appeared throughout the Bay Area theatre scene included Nathan Sanders The Sugar Witch, Terrence McNallys Crucifixion, The Sum of Us, Secret in the Wings, Breakfast with Scot, Southern Baptist Sissies, You Should Be So Lucky, The Food Chain, Legion, Avow, Martin Yesterday, Corpus Christi, Whos Afraid of Edward Albee, and two shows for NCTC's Youth Aware educational theatre. He has also performed with The Caf Project, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, Jon Sims Center and shot numerous feature length and short films.
Seventh Avenue Performances
1329 Seventh Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
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