Safe Sex

by  Harvey Fierstein

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m

A collection containing the following three plays by Harvey Fierstein: Manny and Jake, Safe Sex, and On Tidy Endings.

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A collection containing the following three plays by Harvey Fierstein:

Manny and Jake
Two young men meet in a bar. Manny is literally praying for sex; Jake is only too eager to oblige. What the latter does not know is that Manny has AIDS.

Safe Sex
Two recently reconciled male lovers confront the challenge of their on-again, off-again relationship in the time of AIDS. Ghee, an aging, congenial gay man, may be using guidelines for safe sex as an excuse for his fading sex drive. This dismays Mead, a virile and no-nonsense blue-collar type. The emotional seesaw of their interactions creates the compelling dynamics of this fascinating short piece.

On Tidy Endings 
A man has died of AIDS, leaving behind a son, a male lover, and an ex-wife. She still loves him and accepts the fact that he was gay, and that he died in the arms of his male lover, who selflessly cared for him right up until the end. 

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
    $125 with other plays in collection



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Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein made his professional acting debut at La Mama ETC in 1971 in Andy Warhol's only play, Pork. He followed that with appearances in more than 60 Off-Off-Broadway productions before he began his career as a playwright. Early works like Flatbush Tosca and Cobra Jewels led to his underground hit, Torch Song ...

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