What are Tuesdays Like?

Bumbalo, Victor

Primary Category: Literature / Plays

Genre: Play

Annotated by:
Kohn, Martin
  • Date of entry: May-12-2006


This AIDS play removes "the fourth wall" of a waiting room at an HIV clinic. Using numerous scenes the audience is able to sense how over a period of time a group of strangers thrown together by circumstance "travel the way to friendship, and, finally to family." (from author's note) Juxtaposed through the characters in this play are boundary issues dealing with differences and similarities among gay/straight, rich/poor, black/white, sick/healthy responses to HIV/AIDS.


Notable in this play is the character Denise, "an attractive black woman" who became HIV positive through IV drug use. Very few AIDS plays have persons of color or women as prominent characters.

Primary Source

Sharing the Delirium: Second Generation AIDS Plays and Performances



Place Published

Portsmouth, N.H.




Therese Jones