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Who We've Lost

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It has been 25 years since AIDS was first identified. In that time the disease has felled actors, musicians and models, as well as less-famous fathers, mothers and children — and the death toll still rises. Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, a play by Bill Russell, commemorates the lives of 33 people taken from friends and family by AIDS in the last quarter-century. Tonight, in honor of World AIDS Day, a cast of 33 local actors and celebrities — including Carrie Hauk, Joan Lipkin, Bonita Cornute and Dieta Pepsi — brings these people's lives back, however briefly, on stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-361-9017). All of the sorrow, laughter, love and hope that was stilled rings again, replacing loss with life for both victims and survivors. Tickets are $15 to $20.
Sat., Dec. 2