To hear David Drake tell it and tell it he does, in this spirited adaptation of his one-man stage play his life changed the night he caught a performance of ACT UP founder Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart
. It was then that Drake was
first confronted with a frank, dramatic treatment of AIDS, a plague that was killing gay men by the thousands but didn't rate coverage in the mainstream media. That eye-opening moment serves the basis for the title segment of Drake's six-part play which, aside from an irritating laugh track and an
updated final section, hasn't changed much in its transition from stage to screen. But for all its passion, "The Nig...