The Sad Dance, an original musical written and performed by people who have AIDS and HIV, will be performed Mar. 14-28 at the Connelly Theatre in NY's East Village.
The show is an exploration of the effects of drug treatment -- including protease inhibitors -- on the lives of people with AIDS and HIV. The cast of 15 will be joined onstage by six poets: Brenda Coultas, Scotty Grabell, Scott Hightower, Patricia Spears Jones, Andrea Ryan and Josie McKee.
The show has music by Michael Mulder and lyrics by Marisa Peluso. The director is Victoria McElwaine.
The Sad Dance is a production of The Theatre Project at Housing Works -- a community-based organization that provides housing, supportive services and advocacy for homeless people living with AIDS and HIV.
The project's past productions include I Make Me a Promise (McGinn Cazale Theatre), Mom in the Moon (Irish Rep) and Burned Out City (Theatre for the New City). Performances of The Sad Dance are Tue. and Wed. at 11 AM, Thu.-Sat. at 7 PM and Sun. at 3 PM at the Connelly Theatre, 220 E. 4th St. For tickets, $15, call (212) 279-4200.
-- By Rebecca Paller