First presented in 1991 to considerable acclaim, RAFT OF THE MEDUSA has been revised by Mr. Pintauro for this production. Drawing on the Theodore Gericault 19th century painting of people clinging to a raft following a shipwreck, Pintauro's play takes place 10 years into the AIDS epidemic, centering on a weekly gathering of people living with AIDS.
This week we'll bring you 10 Facts on HIV/AIDS:
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infects cells of the immune system and destroys or impairs their function. Infection results in the progressive deterioration of the immune system, breaking down the body's ability to fend off infections and diseases. AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) refers to the most advanced stages of HIV infection, defined by the occurrence of any of more than 20 opportunistic infections or related cancers.
RAFT OF THE MEDUSA will perform Tuesdays through Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m
Tickets are $18; $15 for students/seniors. A pay-what-you-can night has been set for Oct. 11. For performance and ticket information, call 212 352 3101 or go online at HYPERLINK "http://www.ovationtix.com" www.ovationtix.com.