FIRST AIDS

Regarding Michael Kearns' belief that no one in Los Angeles has staged an "AIDS play" before now (Stage Week, " 'Night Sweat': The Nightmare of AIDS," by Janice Arkatov, May 12), perhaps Kearns simply hasn't noticed.

In December, 1983, and January, 1984, Bill Kaiser and Glen Moore of Wilde Productions staged "One" by Jeff Hagedorn, a single-character play about a man with AIDS.

This play, too, offered hope within the gloomy subject matter, and was acted wonderfully by Los Angeles actor John Behrens. Unfortunately, the play never received a continuous run; it did, however, receive numerous individual performances.

DEVON CLAYTON

West Los Angeles

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