Roz & Ray Public Programs: Factor 8

December 9, 2016 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Roz & Ray:
The gripping untold story of one doctor’s ethical struggle at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz thinks she’s found the right cure in a new miracle drug for Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. However, unspeakable tragedy strikes and it is discovered that Ray’s sons face immediate danger. Victory Gardens Theater presents this powerful new work by playwright Karen Hartman, that tells a tragic yet ultimately heartfelt story about a deep friendship during a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. 

Factor 8
Post-Show Panel Conversation
Following the performance of Roz & Ray
Before the 1960’s physicians hardly knew anything on treatments for patients with hemophilia. Hemophilia is a genetic disorder which is caused by a missing or defective clotting protein. However, there are many myths or unclear facts that surround hemophilia that still exist today, especially as it relates to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. What does it mean to live with hemophilia today? Join us for this special post-show conversation demystifying myths and shedding light on hemophilia.

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