Angel photo courtesy of Marion J. Ross
When a young man starts dating a guy 10 years older, his mother tries to be accepting, until she discovers she has more than one reason to be wary of her son's new boyfriend. A powerful and provocative play that challenges what we think we know about love.
Originally presented as part of The Fresh Fruit Festival
"Pflaster has bravely etched three memorable characters and set them dancing emotionally against the backdrop of the gay disco scene and AIDS. Yes, this is an AIDS play, but one that handles the subject with disarming naturalness and perspective.”
- Bob Ost, TRU
"It's uncommon these days for a gay-themed play to tackle the issues surrounding AIDS — both because it's a heavy, potentially unpopular subject and because it might seem irrelevant in an age of seemingly magical drug therapies that have extended many AIDS patients' lives. That's why it's such a pleasure to watch a play like The Wastes of Time that not only tackles the thorny subject but does it in a way that is relevant, insightful, and emotionally moving, without depending on nostalgia or maudlin gimmicks."
Critic's Pick, 2006 MITF
- Jerry Portwood, Backstage