Love Alone: Elegies for Rog

A solo performance by Jonah Mendelsohn based on the poetry of Paul Monette

LOVE ALONE: ELEGIES FOR ROG is a true story of love persevering in the face of calamity, and a living memorial in honor of HIV veterans, past and present.

WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

COST: $10 suggested donation

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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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"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, Professor Emeritus— League of Independent Theater

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

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

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

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

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