Victor Bumbalo
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While cruising for sex in a back alley, Paul kills a young man. He rushes to his sister's apartment drenched in blood, and she helps him cover up his crime. Her husband, Nicholas, is not pleased to see Paul as Paul was dating his best friend, Kevin, who has died of an AIDS related illness. Lori the mother of the murdered young man goes to her priest for comfort. It turns out she is having an affair with him.

Production Info

Cast: 7 total (2 female, 5 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“QUESTA is a mystery play and a wonder. It has the excitement of a taut, packed thriller; it explores guilt, suffering and redemption with real depth. The talents of Victor Bumbalo — the comic charm, the moral courage, the range of characters — are in perfect accord.” —Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic, New York Times and author of On Michael Jackson

“Noteworthy talent abounds in Victor Bumbalo’s poetic morality play.” —Los Angeles Times

“Intense and emotionally riveting. A well-written and gripping play!” —Cynthia Citron, K A B C (radio)

“Riveting! Fascinating! Mesmerizing! … Victor Bumbalo’s vivid script … QUESTA has a life of its own that will most definitely linger long after this run is completed.” —Sarika Chawla, IN Magazine

“Remarkable! Strong! Victor Bumbalo’s dialogue is on the mark.” —Jonas Schwartz,

“Praise goes to Bumbalo’s script for neither over or under doing anything and providing strong characterizations for all seven characters.” —Tolucan Times

About the Author


  • Victor Bumbalo

    Victor Bumbalo is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced worldwide and translated into five languages. He is the recipient of an Ingram Merrill Award for playwriting. His play NIAGARA FALLS followed its Off-Broadway run with subsequent openings in over fifty cities throughout the United States, England, and Australia. ADAM AND THE EXPERTS opened to critical success Off-Broadway and had numerous productions in the United States and Canada. WHAT ARE TUESDAYS LIKE? was produced  throughout the United States and in Germany, Japan, England, Sweden, and Costa Rica. QUESTA premiered in Los Angeles and had productions in Chicago and New York. TELL appears in the anthology, Gay and Lesbian Plays Today, published by Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., and SHOW is included in The Best American Short Plays, published by Applause Theatre Book Publishers. Bumbalo moved to Los Angeles in 1995. Since then, he has written for several popular television series: NYPD Blue, American Gothic, Relativity, and HBO’s Spawn. He also wrote several movies of the week. He was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award both for QUESTA and NIAGARA FALLS. TWO BOYS, his short film, won the Jury Award for Best Drama at the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival, and he won Best Director at the ITN Film Festival. Bumbalo is the founder and president of the Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation, which honors LGBTQ playwrights.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 7/1/2006
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881452808

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced at The Court Theater, Los Angeles

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Questa is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC