New York City, 1985. Rich, a young writer who is beginning to find success, is breaking up with his longtime lover, Saul, a professional photographer. However Rich's idyll with his new lover is short-lived when he learns that he has contracted the terrifying new disease AIDS and returns to Saul for sanctuary as he awaits its slow and awful progress. In a mosaic of brilliantly conceived short scenes, blending humour, poignance and dazzling theatricality, As Is captures the pathos of Rich's relationship with friends and family, the cold impersonality of the doctors and nurses who care for him and the widely diverse aspects of New York's gay community. A heartbreaking and unsparing examination of a deeply felt human relationship shattered by a mindless, destructive disease.Performers Steven Webb (Rich), David Poynor (Saul), Natalie Burt, Bevan Celestine, Giles Cooper, Dino Fetscher, Jane Lowe, Russell Morton.
Author William M. Hoffman. Producer Arion Productions Ltd. Director Andrew Keates. Design Tim McQuillen-Wright. Lighting Neill Brinkworth. Costume Philippe Batt. Costume Tobias Fairclough. Sound James Nicholson. Music Matthew Strachan.