Simon and Bram were lovers for four years. They broke up in the spring, and Bram was diagnosed with lymphoma in the early summer. Bram dies in October. The play begins one month after Bram’s death. Through memory and imagination, Simon searches for truth as the play explores relationships, the quality of living, and the nature of love in a world of cynicism, fear, and AIDS. The poetry and movement of the play is a gift of forgiveness, hope, and healing.
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“… an excellent piece of drama… ” —The Globe and Mail
About the Author
Gordon Armstrong was born in 1960 in New Westminster, B.C. He majored in Theatre Arts at Douglas College and Vancouver Community College and attended one semester at Concordia University as an English major. His first hit was Hashisch, produced at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. His other plays included: The Mona Lisa Toodle-oo, Blue Dragons, Scary Stories, A Map of the Senses (later retitled Ultravista), and Plague of the Gorgeous. Armstrong was a founding member and president of The Betty Lambert Society and publicist for the O.H. Lettuce B. Fools of: Society, a charitable organization founded to promote interest and participation in all aspects of clowning. Armstrong died in 1996 of AIDS-related illness. An annual award in his name is sponsored by Origins Theatre Projects in Vancouver.