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Beirut by American playwright and author and member of the New Dramatists, Alan Bowne (1945-1989). Disturbing play about AIDS, about love in the plague years. It's `the near future:' we're in a dump of a room on the Lower East Side, where a young man named Torch has been quarantined after testing positive for a nameless disease that sounds a lot like AIDS. His girlfriend, Blue, who has not been infected, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him. First performed internationally 1990 by the Vortex Repertory Company in the USA and at Bridge Lane, London.???

Published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.

Performance history in South Africa

First South African Production at the DALRO Theatre Windybrow, Johannesburg.

First produced in South Africa by Corage Productions in association with PACT Drama in 1988 directed by Terrence Shank starring Brad Morris (Torch), Helena Kriel (Blue) and Jeff Fannell (Guard). This production ran at the Loft Theatre, Durban from 28 December 1988 to 15 January 1989 and opened at the Baxter Studio, Cape Town, on 30 January 1989.

Translations and adaptations


Beirut theatre programme.

Tucker, 1997.

Baxter Diary, February-March 1989.

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