ZERO PATIENCE is a cheeky, erratic musical fantasy about, of all things, AIDS. Its central figures are Zero (Normand Fauteux)--the ghost of "Patient Zero," that notorious airline attendant identified as the original human carrier of the virus--and the reincarnation of Sir Richard Burton
(John Robinson), the eminent British explorer, sexologist, and homophobic chauvinist.
Burton, employed by the Natural History Museum, is determined to found a Hall of Contamination, dedicated to showcasing and perpetuating all the worst misconceptions about AIDS. His project is funded by the Gilbert & Sullivan Pharmaceutical Co., which is planning to charge an exorbitant price