Roz & Ray Public Programs: World AIDS Day: Then & Now

December 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Roz & Ray:
The gripping untold story of one doctor’s ethical struggle at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz thinks she’s found the right cure in a new miracle drug for Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. However, unspeakable tragedy strikes and it is discovered that Ray’s sons face immediate danger. Victory Gardens Theater presents this powerful new work by playwright Karen Hartman, that tells a tragic yet ultimately heartfelt story about a deep friendship during a devastating chapter of medical and queer history.

World AIDS Day: Then & Now
Pre-Show Gallery Exhibit & Reception 
Beauty. Sex. Loss. Courage. Politics. Much has changed between the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and today, and World AIDS Day is both a marker of remembrance as well as one of celebration. Join us for this joint World AIDS Day event in partnership with ART AIDS AMERICA CHICAGO, a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. Start the journey with a curated tour of the gallery at its opening night celebration. Then, make your way to the Victory Gardens lobby for pre-show appetizers and spoken word performances before the evening performance of Karen Hartman’s Roz & Ray. 

Timeline of events:
6:00pm - ART AIDS AMERICA CHICAGO Opening Night curated gallery tour
Alphawood Gallery
2401 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

7:00pm - Pre-show lobby reception and spoken word performances
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

7:30pm - Performance of Karen Hartman’s Roz & Ray
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

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