ELIGIES FOR ANGELS PUNKS & RAGING QUEENS To Be Performed 3/8

An intimate production of "Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens" will be performed at the Triad Theatre in Manhattan on Mar. 8 to support The Trevor Project.

Ryan Berman, a Marymount Manhattan College directing student, and Jason Haft, an NYU student, produce the benefit. The two also direct the evening with Steve Bednasz at the piano. Elizabeth Espinoza stage manages.

The show will feature the talents of 28 students and recent graduates from NYU, University of Michigan, The Hartt School, Marymount Manhattan College, Pace University, and more: Zi Alikhan, Sydney Angel, Elissa Aron, Alana Barrett-Adkins, Michael Brick, Melita Camilo, Casey Cowan-Barnes, Donald Crowl, Alexa Heller, John Hollingsworth, Rebecca Kuznick, Jenni Lawton, Carmen LoBue, Lyle Mackston, Jacob McGlaun, Mike Mejia, Sarah Nathan, Matthew Riordan, Casey Rogers, Katerina Roman, Kyla Schoer, Will Seefried, Anika Seidman-Gati, Rocky Smith, Charlie Solis, Hannah Solow, Jessica Walsh, and Hannah Whitney.

The 8:00 PM performance is at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street. Reserve tickets by visiting www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. Tickets are $10 plus a two-drink minimum.

ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS is a song cycle with music by Janet Hood and lyrics and additional text by Bill Russell. The work features songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who've died from AIDS and the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss. A 2001 New York concert production featured Brian D'Arcy James, Alice Ripley, and Emily Skinner, among many other great talents.

THE TREVOR PROJECT operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves lives through its free and confidential helpline, its website and its educational services. For more information, visit www.thetrevorproject.org.

 

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