Love, Valour, Compasion

Year: 1997
Director: Joe Mantello
Writers: Terrence McNally (play), Terrence McNally (screenplay)

Stars: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus, Randy Becker, John Glover, Justin Kirk, John Benjamin Hickey

Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in
upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves

to explore the home's garden using his sense of touch; Art and Perry, two "yuppies" who drive a Volvo
and who celebrate their 14th anniversary together that summer; John, a dour expatriate Briton who
loathes his twin brother James; Ramon, John's "companion," who is physically attracted to Bobby
and immediately tries to seduce the blind man; James, a cheerful soul who is in the advanced stages
of AIDS; and Buzz, a fan of traditional Broadway musicals who is dealing with his own
HIV-positive status.