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               RICH	775-8249.

               MIKE	775-8249?

               RICH	Right.

               MIKE	Can I call you tonight?

               RICH	Sure.  Great.

               MIKE	I'll call you tonight.

               RICH	Great.  (Lights change.  Music cue.  Richard exits first
               SL.  Gene enters UL, goes behind door.  Mike exits R as Gene
               enters.)

               Scene 11  Gene's First Drag Number

               GENE	(IN FULL DRAG DOES FULL LIP-SYNCH TURN TO RECORDING OF
               I'LL BE HARD TO HANDLE BY J. KERN, SUNG BY ANN MILLER.  THIS
               NUMBER IS SOMEWHAT OPEN DEPENDING ON THE DANCE SKILLS OF THE
               PERFORMER.  IF THE SKILLS ARE LIMITED, SHE SHOULD FIND STEPS
               THAT ARE SIMPLE, BIG, CAMPY AND NOT REPETITIVE.  THE
               PERCUSSION ACCENTS AT THE END OF MANY OF THE LINES ARE
               IMPORTANT FOR POSES ETC.  ALSO, DON'T DO TOO MUCH INTENSE
               DANCING UNTIL THE MUSIC BREAK TO CONSERVE ENERGY.  THE MUSIC
               SHOULD HIT AS SOON AS RICHARD SAYS "GREAT."  THE GENE ENTERS
               ON THE SECOND REPEAT OF THE INTRO FROM UL AND GOES BEHIND
               DOOR.  AS SHE ENTERS MIKE EXITS R BUT HE SHOULD NOT BE OFF
               STAGE UNTIL AFTER GENE IS ON.  ON THE FIRST 'BOOM', GENE
               OPENS DOOR AND POSES IN THE DOORWAY.  ON SECOND 'BOOM', HE
               CLOSES DOOR AND POSES IN FRONT OF IT.  GENE LOOKS FIRST IN
               RICHARD'S DIRECTION THEN IN MIKE'S AND BEGINS.)

               Spread out boys, you bother me.

               I hear you knockin' but you can't come in

               Let me warn you fellas

               I'll be hard to handle

               I won't give an inch.

               So don't go and bet

               It's easy to get

               Me in a pinch

               If you don't believe me, try it.

               I'm prepared to wrestle

               If safety demands.

               I'll wrestle those guys

               With four pair of eyes

               And sixteen hands

               And you ought to see me throw it.

               Mean 'till I've had breakfast coffee

               Meaner when I've had my coffee

               I am just an iron butterfly at heart.

               All the fellas say I scare 'em

               If they're backwards I can't bear 'em

               If they're forward

               I tear 'em apart.

               Awful hard to handle

               A positive fright

               But I'll get along

               If I'm doin' wrong

               I'm doin' all right.

               (Music break)

               I'll get along

               If I'm doin' wrong

               I'm doin all right.

               Mm Mmmmm.

               The natives are restless tonight.	Posing in front of door

               Does 3 turns DS and begins 'singing'

               Pose.

               Move to DL blocks & sit.

               Pose.

               Stand & pose.

               Walking backwards giving movement to music cues at end of
               these lines

               One turn DL then, facing DS one arm goes up and with one
               finger, mark the bell sound at end of line.

               Dance sequence.  Big, campy, but not repetitive.

               Walk upstage

               Turn head, look over shoulder.

               Open door, step through.  Chris enters left.

               Turn head look over shoulder DL at Chris.

               Close door and after music ends exit left.

               (Chris enters from L just before "The natives are..." with a
               phone, paper and pencil.  He sits on DL block.)

               Scene 12  Party Line

               CHRIS	Hello, hello?  Is anybody out there?  Hello?

               MIKE	Hello.

               CHRIS	Hello.  (Lights change.)

               MIKE	What are you looking for? (Gene brings on a vanity from
               UL, places it in front of door.  He takes block behind Chris
               for a chair.  He sits and begins to adjust his make-up.)

               CHRIS	Actually I've never...

               MIKE	Speak up.  I can't hear you.  (Rich enters down R,
               Crosses down L.)

               CHRIS	I said actually I've never called before.

               RICH	Yeah, right.  (Rich exits down L.)

               CHRIS	What?

               MIKE	Just ignore him.  So what are you into?

               GENE	Hello.  Any tops on the line?

               CHRIS	What did you say?

               GENE	Any tops on the line?

               CHRIS	No, the other guy.

               MIKE	I said what are you into.  (Allen enters.)

               ALLEN	Any cocksuckers on the line?

               GENE	Right here.

               ALLEN	Yeah.  Do you have a number I can call you at?

               GENE	Actually, I need to call out.

               ALLEN	Me too.

               MIKE	Is the first timer still there?

               CHRIS	Yeah, I'm right here.  (Allen moves behind door.)

               MIKE	Do you want to call me?

               CHRIS	What's your number?

               MIKE	861...

               CHRIS	8-6-what?

               BILL	(Bill enters from L, stands DL.)  Anybody out there
               looking for a daddy?

               MIKE	Where are you calling from?

               BILL	The city.

               MIKE	What part?

               CHRIS	Hey, is the guy with the 8-6 number still on?

               BILL	Downtown.  Are you looking to go out or stay in?

               MIKE	Stay in.

               BILL	Can I give you a call?

               MIKE	You looking to go out?

               BILL	Yeah.  Can I give you a call.

               MIKE	Sure, my number is...

               BILL	Wait.  (Bill checks to see if he has a pen on him, he
               doesn't.)

               MIKE	Ready?

               BILL	Yeah, go.

               MIKE	861-5079

               BILL	861-5075?

               MIKE	9. 5079.

               BILL	5079.

               MIKE	Yeah.

               BILL	Ok 861-5079.

               MIKE	Correct.

               BILL	I'll call you right back.  (They both hang up.  Mike
               exits R, Bill exits L.)

               CHRIS	Hello.  Hello?

               GENE	What are you looking for?

               CHRIS	Well, I thought I was looking for him.

               GENE	Who?

               CHRIS	861-5079.

               GENE	Call him.

               CHRIS	No.  That's Ok.  (Allen enters from behind door and
               leans on its right side.)

               ALLEN	Are there any cocksuckers on the line.

               GENE	Right here.

               ALLEN	I think we spoke earlier.

               GENE	Oh, maybe we did.

               ALLEN	Any other cocksuckers out there?

               CHRIS	Doesn't sound like it?  (Allen exits L.  Isaac enters
               UL, moves DC so he is next to Chris.)

               ISAAC	Hello?  Anybody out there looking to get together?

               CHRIS	Maybe.  Who's this?

               ISAAC	Jack

               CHRIS	Hi, I'm Chris.  Hello?

               ISAAC	(TO HIMSELF.)  OH MY GOD.  (EXITS SR.)

               CHRIS	Hello?  Jack?  Jack?

               GENE	Jack got off honey.  (Gene puts down phone but doesn't
               hang up.)

               CHRIS	I think you're right.  So do you call this line a
               lot?  Hello?  Hello.  Hello?  Anybody out there?  (Gene picks
               up phone.)  Helloooo?

               GENE	Yeah, I'm here.

               CHRIS	How are you doing?

               GENE	Absolutely fabulous.  (Hangs up.)

               CHRIS	This is my first time calling.  I have friends who
               call but I've never called before so you know it's pretty
               interesting.  Do you call a lot?  You still there?  (Pause.) 
               Hello.  Hello, anybody there?  Hello, anybody out there? 
               Anybody out there just want to talk?  Hello.  Helloooo? 
               (Lights change.)

               Scene 13  Gene's Second Drag Number

               (Gene does second drag turn to Peggy Lee singing Talk To Me
               Baby.  There is choreography of hands and phones from behind
               the flats.  As soon as the music starts, Chris exits L. 
               Gene, who is sitting on block with cordless phone to ear,
               starts moving shoulders or swinging a crossed leg, something
               sexy.  Bill, Mike, Isaac and Steve are off stage with phones. 
               During the number they will extend their arms only on-stage,
               holding the receivers.  In the table below, PO = Phones on. 
               PF = Phones off.)

               Talk

               To me baby.

               Tell me lies

               Tell me lies, as sweet as

               apple pies.

               And if your lips have never told a fib

               You might ad lib with your eyes.

               Ooooh

               Tell me I'm marvelous, exaggerate

               Prevaricate if you must, just

               Talk

               To me baby,

               Soft and low

               Then if you decide it's

               Really so

               Swear you'll be mine forever

               Otherwise

               Just talk to me and

               Tell me lies

               Say that we're helpless

               In the hands of fate

               Exaggerate if you must

               Just

               Talk

               To me baby

               Soft and low

               Then if you decide its

               Really so

               Swear you'll me mine forever

               Otherwise

               Just talk to me and tell me

               Lies

               Lies

               Lies

               Lies

               Great big beautiful, wonderful, beautiful

               Lies

               Lies

               Lies

               Lies

               Great big

               Great big beautiful

               Lies	PO

               PF

               PO

               PF

               Stand & walk down-stage seductively

               Cross SR, trade cordless phone for receiver w/ long cord. 
               Move CS stretching cord.

               Turn twice SR, wrapping cord around waist.

               PO, SR phone hits Gene on head.  Trn CS unwrapping cord from
               waist.

                                   PF
                         PO, Toss phone off SR.  Cross SL
                         get phone.

                                   PF
                         Move US, grab a 2nd phone, sing
                         into both Hand off both phones,
                         cross CS
                             (Between this point & the
                              end of the song,
                             The dress, wig, shoes,
                              make-up come off &
                             street clothes, which are
                              stored in vanity
                             are put on.

               PO

                                   PF
                         PO

                                   PF
                         Phone 1 on

               Phone 2 on

               Phone 3 on

               Phone 4 on

               Phones slowly down and off.

               Phone 1 on

               Phone 2 on

               Phone 3 on

               Phone 4 on

                                   PF-PO
                         Phones down, then shake & slowly up
                         & off
                             (Lights change, Richard
                              enters from UL with phone
                              and sits on block DL. 
                              Gene moves DR and takes
                              phone from behind flat.)
                         Scene 14  Richard Calls The
                         Pharmacy GENE	Walgreen's Pharmacy.

               RICH	Can you tell me some of the...

               GENE	Oh, can you hold?  I have another call.

               RICH	Go.

               GENE	Walgreen's Pharmacy.  Oh, hello darling.  No, I have a
               show tonight.  9:00.  Yes darling.  No, I don't get off here
               until 6:00.  It takes me two hours to get into make-up.  You
               don't do drag, you don't know.  No, I'm wearing that silver
               thing and I got these fabulous pumps at PayLess.  You could
               pay more, but why?  Listen darling, I have a customer on the
               other line.  Let me hang up with him and I'll come right
               back.  (Clicks off.)  Hi, sorry to keep you waiting.  What
               was your question?

               RICH	Can you tell me some of the drugs that people who are
               HIV positive might take?

               GENE	Not really.

               RICH	Why not?

               GENE	There's hundreds.

               RICH	You're kidding.

               GENE	I'm not.

               RICH	Well, is Arcola one?

               GENE	What?

               RICH	Arcola?

               GENE	How do you spell that?

               RICH	A-R-C-O-L-A.

               GENE	I've never heard of that.

               RICH	You've never heard of Arcola?

               GENE	Nope.  Sorry.

               RICH	Well can you...

               GENE	Sir, we're really busy here and....

               RICH	I know.  I'm sorry.

               GENE	If that's all, I really need to....

               RICH	Well, how can I find out about this drug?

               GENE	I really can't help you and....

               RICH	Fuck.  Ok.  Thanks Priscilla, bye.  (Lights change. 
               Mike enters from UR as Richard exits L and Gene exits R.)

               Scene 15  Shadowlands Monologue

               MIKE	I just saw that movie Shadowlands about C.S. Lewis, and
               I was in London a couple of years ago and I saw the play and
               now I'm really confused because in the play he didn't go with
               her because he was gay.  They were just friends.  But in the
               movie they have all these passionate kisses.  Wasn't C.S.
               Lewis gay?  Or did I read too much into the play?  No, he was
               gay.  Right?  God, I'm so confused.  Do you like this
               sweater?  (Lights change.  Bill and Allen enter from UL, Mike
               exits UR.  Allen moves UC block next to DL block.  These
               remain in place through the end of the You're So Vain number. 
               Bill and Allen play scene seated on blocks, Bill at R, Allen
               at L.  Bill does not begin speaking until Allen is seated.)

               Scene 16  Bill's Letter To The Editor

               BILL	Allen, listen to this and tell me how it sounds.  "Dear
               editor.  Four times in the last month I have placed personal
               ads in your paper and twice they were lost.  Do you think
               because your paper is free that you don't have to function as
               efficiently as other publications?  At a time when our
               community is being attacked from all fronts don't you feel
               that we need to at least be able to rely on each other with a
               little dependability.  I do not care for the bar scene and I
               do most of my socializing through the personals department. 
               I have placed ads in many other gay papers and they have
               never been misplaced.  If you force me to do my business
               elsewhere I will but I hope this is not a measure I have to
               take.  I hope you look into this problem immediately so that
               we can both move forward with more productivity and pleasure. 
               Thank you for your consideration on what I consider to be an
               important matter.  Name withheld."  What to you think? 
               (Allen says nothing. 
               Steve and Richard enter from DR and begin speaking
               immediately.  As Bill and Allen exit L, Steve and Richard
               move L and play scene standing in front of blocks.)

               Scene 17  Steve And Richard Discuss The Letter.

               STEVE	 (Holding copy of the B.A.R.)  Do you ever read the
               Bay Times or the B.A.R. and feel like you're not gay?

               RICH	No.

               STEVE	I mean some of the topics are so dumb.

               RICH	You ever read People?

               STEVE	I like People.

               RICH	And you find the B.A.R. vapid?

               STEVE	No, it's just that I can't believe some of the... 
               Like ok, listen to this.  Here's a guy whose personal ad gets
               lost and he writes.

               RICH	Oh, I read that letter.

               STEVE	It's absurd.

               RICH	I know because the B.A.R. is very strict about the
               deadline and it's hard enough getting your ad in on time.

               STEVE	Richard, I mean the letter is absurd.

               RICH	Why?

               STEVE	It's absurd that a grown man had enough time to sit
               and compose this letter and mail it.

               RICH	They lost his ad twice and he doesn't go to bars. 
               What's he gonna do for sex?

               STEVE	What?

               RICH	It's hard to meet people.

               STEVE	For who?

               RICH	Well, not me.  But I know a lot of my friends complain
               about meeting people.

               STEVE	Oh, come on.  This is San Francisco.  I got cruised
               in the elevator by the exterminator.  I even got cruised by
               the Iranian guy who runs the market across the street.

               RICH	Iranians are not gay.

               STEVE	Richard.

               RICH	You get killed if you're gay in Iran.

               STEVE	He doesn't live in Iran.  He lives across the street.

               RICH	He lives in the market?

               STEVE	No.  I mean he lives in San Francisco and works at
               the market and he's gay.

               RICH	Well, that's good that he's gay.

               STEVE	I didn't say it wasn't good.

               RICH	So what are you saying?

               STEVE	I'm saying we live in San Francisco and everyone's
               gay.

               RICH	I know.

               STEVE	Forget it.  (Isaac and Chris enter from UL as Steve
               and Richard exit DL.  Isaac and Chris sit on blocks, Isaac at
               R, Chris at L.)

               Scene 18  Chris Tells Isaac He Called The Sex Line

               ISAAC	You didn't

               CHRIS	I did.

               ISAAC	Really?

               CHRIS	I did.

               ISAAC	And?

               CHRIS	Nothing happened.

               ISAAC	Something must have happened.

               CHRIS	Nothing happened.

               ISAAC	Did you make a love connection?

               CHRIS	Shut up.

               ISAAC	Did you?

               CHRIS	No, it was boring.

               ISAAC	Boring?

               CHRIS	Well, it wasn't boring.

               ISAAC	Isn't it interesting?

               CHRIS	Kind of.

               ISAAC	Did you call anyone?

               CHRIS	No.

               ISAAC	Did you give out your number?

               CHRIS	Actually, I hardly talked to anyone.  People kept
               interrupting.

               ISAAC	You only called once?

               CHRIS	Actually, I called twice.

               ISAAC	See, isn't it addicting?

               CHRIS	It's not addicting.

               ISAAC	I mean addicting in a good way.

               CHRIS	I actually did meet someone the second time.

               ISAAC	You actually met?

               CHRIS	No, on the phone.  We talked on the phone.

               ISAAC	Was it hot?

               CHRIS	It was fun.

               ISAAC	Fun?

               CHRIS	Yeah.

               ISAAC	What did you talk about?

               CHRIS	Opera.

               ISAAC	Oh no.

               CHRIS	Mostly opera.

               ISAAC	You didn't talk sex?

               CHRIS	No.

               ISAAC	Did you come?

               CHRIS	No.  God no.  I just wanted to see what all the fuss
               was about.  I wanted to know what the appeal was.

               ISAAC	Do you understand now?

               CHRIS	No, other than talking about opera.

               ISAAC	You're not supposed to discuss opera.

               CHRIS	Don't you ever meet other actors and talk about
               theater?

               ISAAC	Actors don't talk about the theater.

               CHRIS	What do they talk about?

               ISAAC	Themselves.

               CHRIS	Well, we had a nice talk about opera.

               ISAAC	I can't believe you.

               CHRIS	I just don't find it arousing.

               ISAAC	Oh, I do.

               CHRIS	Why?

               ISAAC	It's very freeing.  It's very relaxing but exciting. 
               I like the way people express themselves so openly.  You can
               say what you want straight out and you don't have to buy them
               a drink first.  And if you don't like them you just hang-up. 
               I like that there's no commitment and no ties.

               CHRIS	And that's how we're different.

               ISAAC	What?

               CHRIS	Isaac, you don't want to be in this relationship.

               ISAAC	Chris, I do.

               CHRIS	No, you don't.  We want totally different things.  I
               want to stay home and have dinner and you just want to go out
               with your friends that I know you like better than me.

               ISAAC	Yeah, but I love you.

               CHRIS	I know you do.  But you don't want to be in this
               relationship.

               ISAAC	I do.

               CHRIS	No you don't.  We rarely have sex anymore.

               ISAAC	I don't know what to do about that.

               CHRIS	Are you faithful?

               ISAAC	Yes.

               CHRIS	You don't fool around?

               ISAAC	No.  Not really.

               CHRIS	What's not really?

               ISAAC	Chris, you know.

               CHRIS	This is over Isaac, it's been over for a long time.

               ISAAC	I know. (Isaac and Chris freeze, lights go to red and
               we hear personal ad listings play on the sound system.)

               Scene 19  Bulletin Listings

               Ad 1.	If you want to suck a big fat horse dick...

               Ad 2.	Yeah, this is Nicholas and I really get into fucking
               small Latino guys.  So, if you're small and you're Latino and
               you really liked to get fucked, why don't you give me a
               call...

               Ad 3.	Yeah, this is a message for Richard.  Richard I hope
               you get this message 'cause I think it's really shitty that
               you say you're gonna come over and then you don't show up. 
               And you won't give me your number 'cause you got roommates or
               whatever, I don't know.  I just think it's really fucked.  I
               mean, if you say you're gonna show up, just show up man. 
               Have a little common courtes...

               Ad 5.	Daddy?  Daddy?  I really need you to slap my naughty
               butt.  I've been really naughty Daddy.

               Ad 6.	Yeah, I'm lookin' for 400 pound guys and up.  If you
               weigh 400 pounds and you're interested in getting togeth... 
               (Lights change.  Music cue.  As music begins, Isaac and Chris
               slowly stand, look at each other and exit, Isaac R and Chris
               L.  John enters from UL, goes to door and is seen U between
               Chris and Isaac as they exit.)

               Scene 20  Chris And John In Booth

               JOHN	(STANDING IN DOORWAY.  HE MOTIONS TO CHRIS WHO ENTERS
               FROM L.)  HI.  COME IN HERE.  (LIGHTS UP ON DOORWAY.  MUSIC
               FADES TO A LOW HUM.)

               CHRIS	It's small.

               JOHN	We'll fit.  (Chris shifts around.)  You're hot.  What's
               your name?  (There should be a sense that Chris is in here
               with some reluctance.)

               CHRIS	Umm.

               JOHN	It's not a hard question.

               CHRIS	I'm sorry.  I'm just very nervous.

               JOHN	That's ok

               CHRIS	This is my first time here.

               JOHN	Relax.

               CHRIS	I don't normally go to sex clubs.

               JOHN	You're really hot.

               CHRIS	I just broke up with a guy who used to live here.

               JOHN	Sounds like me.

               CHRIS	It's kind of overwhelming.

               JOHN	You don't like it?

               CHRIS	No.  It's just weird.  I feel so naive.  I'm more of
               a relationship kind of guy.

               JOHN	Yeah, but everyone needs a little.

               CHRIS	Of course.

               JOHN	You're really hot.

               CHRIS	Thank you.

               JOHN	The fact that you're nervous really turns me on.

               CHRIS	Really?

               JOHN	You're very sweet.

               CHRIS	Sweet?  I don't usually think of myself as sweet.

               JOHN	Well you are.

               CHRIS	You are too.

               JOHN	You are so nervous.

               CHRIS	I'm sorry.

               JOHN	Relax.  (John sinks to his knees and tries to initiate
               sex.)

               CHRIS	Do you mind if we just talk?

               JOHN	Umm...no.

               CHRIS	I'm just really not sure about this.

               JOHN	You're not attracted to me?

               CHRIS	No, I am.  That's the problem.  I've been watching
               you for half an hour.

               JOHN	Really?

               CHRIS	Are you positive?  (Almost mumbled.  This line of
               inquiry should be sincere, not preachy.)

               JOHN	Excuse me?

               CHRIS	You're positive aren't you?

               JOHN	Well, as a matter of fact I am.

               CHRIS	I saw that guy fucking you.

               JOHN	Oh.

               CHRIS	He wasn't wearing a condom.

               JOHN	Oh.

               CHRIS	That's not very safe.

               JOHN	Yeah, I guess my doctor wouldn't be too thrilled.

               CHRIS	I play very safe.

               JOHN	You know you can touch me.

               CHRIS	I know.

               JOHN	It's Ok to touch.  (They embrace.)  See, it's not that
               bad.

               CHRIS	It's nice.

               JOHN	I know.  You're very hot.  (John tries to initiate sex
               again.)  I want you to fuck me.

               CHRIS	I'm sorry.  I can't do this.  I have to go.  I'm just
               really not comfortable here.  Maybe somewhere else.  I'm
               sorry, I just...  (Chris starts to exit.)

               JOHN	Are you Ok?

               CHRIS	I just really have to get out of here.  This is not
               my thing.  (Chris exits UL.)

               JOHN	No problem.  (John closes door and follows Chris off
               stage.  Isaac enters from DL and Allen from DR wearing a lab
               coat and carrying a phone which is placed behind blocks and
               used in next scene.  Isaac sits at L, Allen at R.  Lights
               change, music blares for a moment then fades out.)

               Scene 21  Allen Gives Isaac AIDS Test

               ISAAC	It's taken me over four years to get up the nerve to
               do this.

               ALLEN	You'll feel better if you do it.

               ISSAC	Not if I'm positive.

               ALLEN	It's good to know either way.

               ISAAC	I'm not so sure I want to know.

               ALLEN	Well you don't have to take the test.

               ISAAC	No I do.  I have to know.

               ALLEN	OK.

               ISAAC	It's just that I don't want to know.

               ALLEN	Ok.

               ISAAC	Am I annoying you?

               ALLEN	No.

               ISAAC	You probably deal with crazy people all day huh?

               ALLEN	Well.

               ISAAC	Be honest.

               ALLEN	Not all day.

               ISAAC	I should just shut up and take the damn test.

               ALLEN	You don't have to.

               ISAAC	How soon could I reschedule?

               ALLEN	You want me to check?

               ISAAC	No.  I'm kidding, I'm taking this fucking test.

               ALLEN	OK.

               ISAAC	Just promise me I'll be negative.

               ALLEN	Well are you having safe sex?

               ISAAC	I think so.

               ALLEN	What does that mean?

               ISAAC	Well I've only had unprotected anal sex once and that
               was with my next door neighbor, Gerald, and we were both
               fourteen.

               ALLEN	Oh.

               ISAAC	God it was awful.  I can't believe I'm telling you
               this.  Anyway right after that, AIDS kind of exploded and I
               didn't have anal sex again for three years and when I did we
               used condoms.

               ALLEN	With Gerald?

               ISAAC	No.  He married my sister.  Oh that's a whole 'nother
               story.  But the point is I don't really like anal sex but
               whenever I do it I always use condoms.  That's what I'm
               trying to say.

               ALLEN	Listen.  I manage a sex club on the weekends and we
               do free testing on Wednesdays.  I've given this test over a
               thousand times and I think I have a pretty good understanding
               of the disease.  So if you tell me that you consistently have
               safe sex, then there is a very good chance that you'll be
               negative.

               ISAAC	And if I'm not?

               ALLEN	We'll deal with that after the results come back.

               ISAAC	Oh God.

               ALLEN	So what do you think?

               ISAAC	I think I want to marry you.  Just kidding.  You've
               been great.  OK, let's do this.

               Scene 22  Richard Calls The AIDS Hotline

               ALLEN	AIDS hotline.

               RICH	Yeah.  Can you tell me if people who are HIV positive
               take Arcola?

               ALLEN	Can you repeat that.

               RICH	Yeah, it's called Arcola.  I think it's spelled A-R-C-O
               L-A, Arcola.

               ALLEN	I personally have never heard of it but that doesn't
               mean it doesn't exist.

               RICH	You've never heard of Arcola?

               ALLEN	No sir, I have not.  Maybe...

               RICH	What about something similar sounding?

               ALLEN	I don't know what to tell you.

               RICH	Well, who would know?

               ALLEN	I don't know.

               RICH	Well, who can I call?

               ALLEN	I really don't know sir.

               RICH	All right, umm, thanks.  Bye.  (Lights change.  Richard
               exits R, Allen exits UL as Chris and John enter from DL with
               coats.  Scene is played DC.)

               Scene 23  Chris And John Outside.

               CHRIS	Oh, I'm so embarrassed.

               JOHN	Don't worry about it.

               CHRIS	I am.

               JOHN	It's no big deal.

               CHRIS	I've just never done that before.

               JOHN	What?

               CHRIS	Gone to a sex club.

               JOHN	What do you do?

               CHRIS	I don't know.

               JOHN	Are you okay?

               CHRIS	I'm fine.  I just couldn't breath.

               JOHN	It gets pretty stuffy.

               CHRIS	You like it?

               JOHN	What?

               CHRIS	You like doing it in there?

               JOHN	Yeah.

               CHRIS	I just thought it would be more social.

               JOHN	What do you mean?

               CHRIS	It's just sex.

               JOHN	Uh huh.

               CHRIS	I thought it would be more like a club.

               JOHN	It is a club.

               CHRIS	But I mean more like a social club.

               JOHN	It is social.

               CHRIS	No one talks.

               JOHN	You can if you want to.

               CHRIS	But no one does.  It's just sex.

               JOHN	It's a sex club.  It's for sex.

               CHRIS	You go there a lot?

               JOHN	I work there.

               CHRIS	You work there?

               JOHN	Volunteer.

               CHRIS	You volunteer?

               JOHN	Yeah.

               CHRIS	Like a Red Cross volunteer?

               JOHN	Yeah.

               CHRIS	(Laughing.)  That's so funny.

               JOHN	(After a long pause.)  You know you're very hot.

               CHRIS	Thanks.  You are too.

               JOHN	Do you want to go somewhere?

               CHRIS	Where?

               JOHN	I don't care.  Are you driving?

               CHRIS	No, I took a cab.

               JOHN	I have my car, I could drop you somewhere.

               CHRIS	I guess we could go to my apartment.

               JOHN	Where do you live?

               CHRIS	Church and Market.

               JOHN	Are you okay with that?

               CHRIS	Yeah.

               JOHN	You sure?

               CHRIS	Yes I'm sure.  I'm very sure.
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