As Is (play)

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As Is
AsIs.jpg
Cover from TV video production
Written by William M. Hoffman
Characters Saul
Rich
Nurse
Chet
Barney
Brother
Lily
Pat
Date premiered 10 March 1985
Place premiered Circle Repertory Theatre
New York City
Original language English
Genre Drama
Setting New York City
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As Is is a play by William M. Hoffman.The Circle Repertory Company and The Glines co-production, directed by Marshall W. Mason, opened on March 10, 1985 at the Circle Theatre, where it ran for 49 performances. The Broadway production, produced by John Glines, Lawrence Lane, Lucille Lortel, and the Shubert Organization, opened on May 1 at the Lyceum Theatre, where it ran for 285 performances following six previews. The cast included Jonathan Hadary, Jonathan Hogan, Lou Liberatore, Ken Kliban, and Claris Erickson.

Plot synopsis[edit]

As Is focuses on the effect AIDS, then a fairly new pandemic, has on a group of friends living in New York City. It was one of the first plays, and subsequent television films, depicting how the pandemic was affecting LGBT Americans, being produced shortly before Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart was first performed on April 21, 1985.

Adaptation[edit]

Main article: As Is (film)

In 1986, Hoffman adapted the play for a television production directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg starring Hadary, Robert Carradine, and Colleen Dewhurst. Both Hadary and Carradine were nominated for CableACE Awards.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Nominations

Revival[edit]

In 2010, New York's Apple Core Theater Company produced a revival.

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