November 2 @ 7:30 pm - November 19 @ 5:00 pm| $18
Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
A cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell and music by Janet Hood that were inspired by the AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.
“It’s Rent meets The Moth with a hint of Shakespeare.”
Each monologue 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 still alive. It aims to depict all the various people who were effected by the AIDS crisis. “Gay, straight, black, white! Same struggle, same fight!” 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 2-5, 9-12 & 16-19
Thur-Sat at 7:30pm
Sun at 2pm
Due to subject matter and some language, this is show is recommended for mature audiences.
Tickets: $18/$15 for members
There’s limited seating, so reservations are strongly recommended.