TITLE: PATIENT A
AUTHOR: LEE BLESSING
THE BOTTOM LINE: America's most imaginative playwright on public issues rethinks the Kimberly Bergalis AIDS case.
Most American playwrights seem obsessed with the hearth and its heartaches, but Lee Blessing takes on big political questions, finding the human dimension without stinting the abstraction. Since his 1987 breakthrough work, A Walk in the Woods, about nuclear arms control, he has tackled Beirut hostage taking (Two Rooms), the Gulf War (Fortinbras), Central American insurrection (Lake Street Extension), racism in sport (Cobb), crime and the media (Down the Road) and now AIDS. His appetite for moral...