Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell. Music by Janet Hood.
Characters: 20-25 males, 11-16 females (doubling or expanding possible.)
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 consciousness raising.
"Immensely powerful.... The songs are uniformly good; the final song is sensational."---Financial Times
"Bursts with humor, rage and hope."---Backstage.
"Generates a feeling of love, humanity and common cause that sends you out glowing."---Glasgow Herald