In 1986, Paul Monette lost Roger Horwitz, his partner of 12 years, to AIDS. In the five months that followed, Monette wrote an exquisite cycle of poems that traces an epic journey from grief back to the land of living, full of rage, humor, and a love that transcends death.
Actor Scott Mendelsohn brings this story to the stage in a solo show that gives voice to a lost generation of gay men recalling the courage with which they faced the epidemic of their time, as we face one of our own.
…twelve years and not once
to fret WHO WILL EVER LOVE ME that was
the heaven at the back of time and we had it
….Death crackles in every
room yet He cannot seem to tell who’s who
as you used to say in your cranked-up bed
But we’re the same person
when did that happen
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