Yozshur They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a eelgies, or find sheet music for a separate performance. The continued need for events like this was recently brought home to Bruce Harris yet again. Please not that in the U. Inthe Names project was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize — If you would like more information about the quilt or would like to see it, please contact the national office.

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This is not a play, nor is it a conventional musical, instead Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens is a song cycle with music by Janet Hood and lyrics and additional text by Bill Russell. Each story is different and very personal, but also really relatable for the audience. And what stories they are. It beautifully demonstrates that AIDS is no respecter of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, class or lifestyle.

Anyone and everyone can be — and in the stories told are — affected. But nothing could be further from the truth, The show is uplifting, optimistic and amazingly funny in places. Yes, some of the stories are heartbreaking — such as the man who, when he found out he was infected, went out to infect as many others as he could in revenge, or the hemophiliac who caught the disease because of a transfusion of untested blood a tragedy this country is grappling with even today.

Full praise has to go out to the cast not only for their individual and ensemble performances but also for being able to remember and follow the complex movements and positioning that Director Bryan Hodgson has put in place to get the 16 strong team in the right places at the right time. Well, the simple answer is no. Here you can find out more about how they are used.


Review: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at The Union Theatre

Tumblr Who would have thought a musical based on the s Aids pandemic could be such an elevating, life-affirming theatrical experience? Displayed originally in Washington DC in October of , it was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in , and in the quilt was dedicated as an official American treasure. Thirty years later the quilt continues to grow and is the largest piece of community art in the world. Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens focuses on over 30 stories told by the deceased.


Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis. It is often performed as a benefit for fund-raising and cosciousness-raising. This play with music tells the tale from the point of view of some 30 individuals who died as a result of contracting AIDS from a wide variety of sources - such as a "regular Joe who dropped into a brothel, to a granny who was given an infected blood transfusion". The actors step forward one by one to tell their stories in verse and song. The Songs from Elegies She responded enthusiastically and we began. Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense.

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