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A profoundly moving
performance that
explores the boundaries
of grief and loss,
life and death...
as it moves toward its
paradoxically life-affirming climax. 

Martin Denton
Director Emeritus, the League of Independent Theater

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A true story of love persevering
in the face of calamity

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 Jonah 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 and injustice of their time, as we rise to face the injustice of our own.

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World AIDS Day, 12/1/2022

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What audience members are saying

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“Exhilarating acting of the beautiful words of Paul Monette.”


“The performance made me feel hopeful, part of a community, reverent.”

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"Fantastic! A really important service in portraying the guts of the AIDS crisis and bringing Monette’s poetry to stirring life."

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"While the memories are hard, the story needs to be told."

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12/1/22 "Everything extraneous has burned away": An Interview with Finn Schubert

November 18, 2022

"That’s something that Paul Monette was able to do. He invites us to bring our human center instead of keeping our walls up."

A rave from Martin Denton, 
Director Emeritus of the League of Independent Theater

December 15th, 2022

"I found myself falling deeper and deeper into the spell of the poetry and the performance as Love Alone moved toward its paradoxically life-affirming climax."

Jonah Mendelsohn receives 2023 Award from the Monette-Horwitz Trust

November 26th, 2022

This award celebrates Jonah's his contribution to combatting homophobia through this stage adaptation of Love Alone. Previous honorees include activist and playwright Larry Kramer, singer / songwriter Jimmy Somerville, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders.

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                             …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
playful astonished

                             But we’re the same person
when did that happen

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To inquire about booking the show, register to be notified about special events and when tickets are available for purchase, click here.

To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our page at our non-profit fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.

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