(ANGEL and COLLINS attend an AIDS Life Support group.
PAUL, the support leader, sits on the downstage railing above. GORDON,
one of the members of the group, is standing downstage left, facing the audience.
As the members enter, they introduce themselves and form a semicircle.
Note: The names of the support group members should change every night and should honor
actual friends of the company who have died of AIDS.)
Hi, I'm Angel.
I'm Paul. Let's begin
There's only us
There's only this ...
(MARK blusters in noisily.)
Sorry ... Excuse me ... oops
And you are?
Oh -- I'm not --
I'm just here to --
I don't have --
I'm here with --
Um -- Mark
Mark -- I'm Mark
Well -- this is quite an operation
Sit down Mark
We'll continue the affirmation
Forget regret or life is yours to miss
Excuse me Paul -- I'm having a problem with this
This credo -- My T-cells are low --
I regret that news, okay?
But Gordon - How do you feel today?
What do you mean?
How do you feel today?
Is that all?
Best I've felt all year
Then why choose fear?
I'm a New Yorker!
Fear's my life!
Look - I find some of what you teach suspect
Because I'm used to relying on intellect
But I try to open up to what I don't know
GORDON & ROGER (who sings from his loft)
Because reason says I should have died
Three years ago
No other road
No other way
No day but today