ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS Opens In Omaha 3/8
Continuing with our 25th year celebration, SNAP! Productions' has brought back one of its most wildly acclaimed shows. First presented in 2000, SNAP! Productions will proudly restage Bill Russell and Janet Hood's song cycle ELEGIES for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.
ELEGIES for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens was inspired equally by seeing the Names Project Quilt at its initial display and Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. 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.
With stage direction by Michal Simpson and Echelle Childers and music direction by Kate Schrader, 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 large cast includes: (Singers) Jennifer Gilg • Emily Jane Moore • Joey Galda • J.L. Van Horn (Actors) Scott Fowler • Don Harris • Jon Daniel Roberson • Riah Carrera • Sara Planck • Oscar Hernandez-Ortiz • Xavier Carr • Nichole Hawkins • Christina Thornton • Jake Habron • Mark Andersen • Marina Rosado • Nirvana Croffer • Therese Rennels • Mary Kelly • Connie Lee • Rob Carrera • Fred Goodhew • Connie Fowler • Andrea Brooks • Kevin Gibbs • Tom Lowe.
The production staff includes Gary Planck (Producer), JoAnn Goodhew (Stage Manager), Ben Adams (Set Design), Nancy Ross (Costume Consultant), Joshua Mullady (Lighting Design), Rhonda Hall (Properties), Brian Callaghan (Booth Operator) and Elizabeth Planck (Dramaturge).
ELEGIES will run for four weeks, from March 8 to 31, 2018 at 3225 California Street. Ticket prices start at $25 with $20 tickets for military, students and seniors. All tickets for Thursday shows are $20. Our March 7th preview will be a TAG Night Out benefit show which will help the Theatre Arts Guild Scholarship Fund. The ASL Interpreted Performance will be March 10th and is made possible due to generous community support and donations made through the Omaha Gives! Campaign. Curtain times are 8:00 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 6:00 pm on Sundays. The theater opens a half hour before showtime.
For tickets or more information, the public is invited to visit www.snapproductions.com or call 402.341.2757.