(Abigail Deutsch’s article appeared in the Village Voice, 10/27.)

As Is, director Walter J. Hoffman's powerful revival of William M. Hoffman's revolutionary play, captures a gay couple breaking up in the context of a larger social blow: AIDS.

This 1985 drama was among the first to record the shattering impact of the disease on New York City. After leaving Saul (a cute, kvetchy Todd Michael) for another man, Rich (an anguished, bookish Jeff Auer) contracts HIV and finds himself rejected by his family and new boyfriend.

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