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Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday To-Do: 'Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens'

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7:30 p.m., Weekend Theater. $14-$18.

Inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt and Edgar Lee Master's “Spoon River Anthology,” “Elegies” includes monologues from the perspectives of those felled by AIDS and songs by those they left behind. With lyrics by the Tony-award nominated Bill Russell (“Side Show”) and music by Janet Hood, the play ranges from tales about a “regular Joe who dropped into a brothel, to a granny who was given an infected blood transfusion.” The music, too, covers broad ground, with blues, jazz and rock featuring. As with all Weekend Theater musicals, “Elegies” runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Next Thursday, the theater hosts a benefit performance and reception at 6:45 for $30 to benefit children living with AIDS. Bill Russell is scheduled to be a special guest.

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