November 9 @ 7:30 pm - November 26 @ 4:00 pm| $15
Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
A cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell with music by Janet Hood.
Inspired by the AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.
Each monologues is written from the perspective of a character who’s died from AIDS, and the songs are sung by the friends and family who are dealing with the loss. Although written regarding AIDS, the sentiment within the show is applicable to many possibly terminal illnesses. In the end, it’s a celebration of life and the connections we make with each other.
The piece was developed in the late 1980s and was originally titled “The Quilt.” In addition to the New York and London productions of the piece, there have been professional productions in Australia, Germany and Israel, among other countries. The director, Katie Lynch Koglin, was the harpist for the Boston premier with Janet Hood as the pianist and Bill Russell as the director.
Stage Direction & Music Direction & Harp by Katie Lynch Koglin
Presented in the Black Box at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Nov 9-12, 16-19 & 24-26 (No performance on Thanksgiving.)
Thur-Sat at 7:30pm
Sun at 2pm
Due to subject matter and some language, this is an adult show. Minors should be accompanied by an adult, and must have written consent from a parent to audition.
Dates are TBD (August 27-29)
Please contact Katie if you’re interested in auditioning or have any questions.
In search of a diverse cast!
Actors may be double cast with multiple characters/monologues. Singers cannot be double cast to recite monologues.
Actors are encouraged to sing along in the Finale, but are not required to sing and cannot have solos.
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