Frustrated by the lack of love and affection in his life, celebrated gay painter David McMillan returns to his humble beginnings as a waiter where he hopes to find his lost creativity. He finds that more and more in the arms of his married male employer, Matt. Matt inspires David to paint the best pictures of his life. However, the affair forces David to face new realities about himself and his world when he reexamines his long-time friendship with a straight female gossip columnist, and when he watches his transsexual roommate live with being HIV positive. Premiered in the US in Cincinnati before opening at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Premiered in Canada in Edmonton.
Brad Fraser is an award-winning and internationally renowned playwright with a reputation for being dark, witty, often shocking, and always controversial. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1959, Fraser has been writing for theatre and winning awards since his teens. Besides being a playwright, Brad Fraser has been a playwright-in-residence, a celebrity spokesperson for The AIDS Network of Edmonton, and has conducted interviews with many interesting people including Kim Campbell and kd lang. Fraser's success as a playwright was predicted early on... While Maclean's magazine told us Fraser was one of "100 Canadians to watch" Variety said he'd be "a major new force in North American play writing". His plays have been produced worldwide including Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Cincinnati, Washington DC, New York, Edinburgh, London, Sydney, Milan, and Tokyo. Brad Fraser currently lives in Toronto.