Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

 

November 2-19

Celebrate love, life, and the connections we have with one another!  

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell (Side Show, Unexpected Joy) and music by Janet Hood. 

 

The work is inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology." The piece was developed in the late 1980s and was originally titled "The Quilt."

Dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens celebrates those have lost their lives to AIDS. Through a series of heart-rending monologues, hear the struggles of various people who have battled with the disease. Each coming from very different walks of life, every character has their own unique story to share, but one tragic link in common. Interspersing these stories are the poignant and uplifting songs from the victims' loved ones, reminding us that AIDS affects the lives of more than the individual sufferers.

Stage and Music Direction by Katie Lynch Koglin

 Reviews:

"Generates a feeling of love, humanity and common cause that sends you out glowing." - Glasgow Herald

"Immensely powerful.... The songs are uniformly good; the final song is sensational." - Financial Times

"It is an elegy, not just to 'Angels, punks and raging queens', but to suffering and togetherness." - The Times

"Bursts with humour, rage and hope." - Backstage

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens|
In the Black Box Theater
November 2-19
Thurs-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Tickets $18, $15 for Members 

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