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Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

Presented by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati at Various Locations

May 13 2022
Jun 26 2022
Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati partners with Caracole to present this series of FREE performances throughout Cincinnati.

During the observation of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day and annual Pride Celebrations, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is proud to partner with Caracole to present Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens by Bill Russell and Janet Hood. This piece shares the stories of 31 people from all walks of life who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Free performances of Elegies at various locations and times across the city are made possible by American Rescue Plan funds from the City of Cincinnati, administered through ArtsWave.

A celebration of lives lost to AIDS, Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens is told through free-verse monologues and songs with a blues, jazz, and rock score. Through the perspectives of both those who died and those they left behind, this piece offers a broad look at the impact of the AIDS crisis on individuals, families, and communities – stories sometimes forgotten with today’s commonplace treatment and prevention methods. They inspire hope and healing amid tragedy, as well as ACTION to continue reducing the spread of the virus and seeking a cure.

This production contains strong language/adult content, including descriptions of violence, homophobia, adultery, and drug use, and discussion of sexual identity.

All performances will be presented at various locations. Visit our website for the full list of dates and locations.


Admission is FREE, but registration is recommended.

Performance locations vary by date.

Fri, May 13 at 7:00 pm
Xavier University Gallagher Student Center Theatre (Evanston)
3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Sat, May 14 at 3:00 pm
Hoffner Park (Northside)
4101 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Sun, May 15 at 2:00 pm
Seasongood Pavilion (Eden Park)
1600 Art Museum Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sat, May 21 at 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm
ARCO (Price Hill)
3301 Price Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205

Sun, May 22 at 2:00 pm
Burnet Woods Bandstand (Clifton)
3251 Brookline Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Sat, June 4 at 2:00 pm
Stanbery Park (Mt. Washington)
2221 Oxford Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Sun, June 5 at 2:00 pm
Westwood Town Hall (Westwood)
3017 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

Sat, June 18 at 6:00 pm
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church (Mt. Auburn)
103 W H Taft Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Sun, June 26 at 2:00 pm
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (OTR)
1127 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contact: 513-421-3555


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Additional time info:

Performances at outdoor venues run 45 minutes. Performances at indoor venues run 1 hour and 45 minutes.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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