Berkowitz, Roy (American playwright, 1951-____), “Aubergine Days,”
a __-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a doctor's office, U.S.A., 1998,
© 1998 by Roy Berkowitz; • in Roy Berkowitz’ Aubergine Days (____: The Author, 1998); • script rights available from author via e-mail email@example.com. • Cited by Helaine Michaels-Klein via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, August 15, 1995; Michaels-Klein adds,
Sam (m), __, HIV positive; Matt (m), __, lover of AIDS patient; Sarah (f), middle-aged, Black, cancer patient; Harriet (f), middle-aged, Jewish, best friend of Black cancer patient.
“Two drastically different sets of people intertwine. One pair is a male couple, one of whom has AIDS and has a penchant for painting rooms purple. The other pair is a middle-aged Black woman with cancer, and her best friend, a middle-aged Jewish woman. The man with AIDS and the Black woman find words to say to each other that he can’t say to his lover and she can’t say to her lifelong friend.”
“Sam and Matt are dealing with Sam's being HIV positive; Sarah and Harriet battle Sarah's cancer. When Sam and Sarah meet in a doctor's office, their friendship overflows into the lives of those they love, and into ours-revealing the shadowed truth of life in the apparent sorrow of death.” — AUBERGINE DAYS by Roy C. Berkowitz Directed by Rachel Wood, http://www.boomerangtheatre.org/archives/aubergine.html, accessed January 7, 2006.
In 2000 season of Boomerang Theatre Company. P.O. Box 237166, Ansonia Station, New York City, New York 10023, U.S.A., telephone 212-501-4069 email email@example.com.
AIDS, best friend, Black, cancer, communication, death, denial, female bonding, first encounter, friendship, Jewish, longtime relationship,male homosexuality, middle age, painting, purple, terminal illness.