ELEGIES PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS PDF

In rhyming monologues and song, Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens tells the stories of some 30 people who have died from AIDS. And then there’s Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens–a sad, funny, extraordinarily moving musical theater piece about people lost. Doors: pm / Show: pm. $ Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends. Birdland.

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I’m very pleased to work with Momentum, because they try to get PWAs back on their feet. Soon, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination. Important that the actor can find the humor in the monologue. The Songs from Elegies Views Read Edit View history.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Male 20 – Production Details Time Period: 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”. A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score.

The upcoming gala benefit is billed as the first major American revival of Elegies since the original production. The songs tie together the relationships of the characters.

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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. Please not that in the U. Should be at least 50 or preferably even older.

This production marks the first time that the show was used as an educational course for students. Panels, primarily created by family or friends of the person commemorated, have been sent from countries all over the world. It’s a real cross section. Meeting with several strangers who shared the common bond of similar loss and the hope of creating something that would serve as a lasting symbol of love and remembrance to those who had died, the idea of a quilt emerged.

That quilt traveled around the globe; we’re actually going to have two panels from it flown in from San Francisco, and they’ll be displayed on stage for our production.

Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script.

Propelled by the death of a close friend from AIDS, a San Francisco man named Cleve Jones searched for a way to make people understand the loss and frustration that he and so many others felt. All should be comfortable performing in pop styles. Additional Info 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 raginf.

The continued need for events like this was recently brought home to Bruce Harris yet again. When Giacomo Capizzano first optioned the rights to the piece, practically the first words out of our mouths were, “we’d like James Raitt to orchestrate the music” and with the Criterion production that dream finally came true. Learning to Let Go. Gretchen CryerNancy Ford.

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British accent can work. A cast recording was released on 14 December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense. 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 the author’s intent that actors from ethnic minorities are cast whenever possible. Retrieved from ” https: PACO – An hispanic teenager, the younger the better.

Has also been staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third act of Our Town. Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Init was produced at the King’s Head Theatre in Londonwhere it played for several months.