Presentation on theme: "A Play By Larry Kramer Presented at Wright State University Jubilee Theatre November 16, 2001 Directed by: Nicholas Barnard."— Presentation transcript:
A Play By Larry Kramer
Presented at Wright State University Jubilee Theatre November 16, 2001 Directed by: Nicholas Barnard
The windiest militant trash Important Persons shout Is not so crude as our wish: What mad Nijinsky wrote About Diaghilev Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have, Not universal love But to be loved alone.
All I have is a voice To undo the folded lie, The romantic lie in the brain Of the sensual man-in-the-street And the lie of Authority Whose buildings grope the sky: There is no such thing as the State And no one exists alone; Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die.
- W. H. Auden From “September 1, 1939”
During the last weekend of June of 1969, police and Alcoholic Beverage Control Board agents entered a gay bar, The Stonewall Inn, on Christopher Street, in New York City.
Allegedly there to look for violations of the alcohol control laws, they made the usual homophobic comments and then, after checking identification, threw the patrons out of the bar, one by one.
Instead of quietly slipping away into the night, as they had done for years, hustlers, drag queens, students and other patrons held their ground and fought back.
The agents and police were trapped inside. The crowd grew. Someone set a fire. More people came. For three days, people protested.
And for the first time, after innumerable years of oppression, the chant, Gay Power, rang out.
They fought for many rights: marriage, legal benefits and protections. Unfortunately this movement would be stifled with a more immediate concern.
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Cases: 6865 Deaths: 6013
47 million people have been infected with HIV since the start of the global epidemic. As of December 2000, 21.8 million children and adults have died, and 36.1 million people are living with HIV infection or AIDS.
The AIDS Quilt, established in 1987, covers 26 football fields.
It only represents 19% of US AIDS deaths
The AIDS Quilt, established in 1987, covers 26 football fields. It only represents 19% of US AIDS deaths It is no longer displayed because it is too large.
Cast ( In Order of Appearance ) Craig DonnerJared Anderson Mickey MarcusPatrick McCarty Ned WeeksCory Trares DavidScott Gray Dr. Emma BrooknerMeghan Lawniczak OrderlyJason Dunlap OrderlyMark Mozingo
Bruce Niles Adam Michael Rihacek Felix TurnerBernard Solomon Ben WeeksMark Mozingo Tommy BoatwrightJared Anderson Hiram KeeblerScott Gray GradyJason Dunlap Examining DoctorScott Gray OrderlyJared Anderson