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to people with AIDS. The person he supported was Juan Ramirez, an ex-IV drug user. Paul’s life has been changed by this experience. TODD'S SONG Todd's lover is discovered sitting on a stool, wearing a sweat shirt with "Todd's Lover" written on it. He is sewing on a Quilt panel. Todd's mother enters, wearing a sweatshirt that reads "Todd's Mother." She moves a stool to the opposite end of the table picking up another Quilt Panel, which she works on. The two remember Todd very fondly. When they finish, they hold up the panels and embrace each other. KAREN'S SONG 12:00 NOON The Quilting Workshop at the Gay and Lesbian Centre. Karen's stuff is spread on the table in a disorganised fashion. Though she has calmed down a bit, she is still nervous. She cut her finger while sewing and had to have stitches. She is now using super glue and in her anxious state ends up gluing her hands together. TINKERBELL The Quilt Panel; shows Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. It reads "Peter Brown." Timmy Brown, a short, energetic skater with The Magic Kingdom on Ice in his late '20s, enters and reminisces about his late friend Peter, a fellow skater who played Peter Pan. Peter helped Timmy accept his sexuality, and even though Peter is gone and Timmy misses his best friend, he has learned to go on with his life. Yes, he, too, is HIV+, but he is trying his best to live as long as he can with the best attitude possible. LIVING WITH THE LITTLE THINGS The Quilt panel says, "Ralph - Ever the Best of Friends." Stewart appears. He is a neat, precise, and orderly antique dealer in his early 50s. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He talks about Ralph who left him a cat and bird to care for. Even though these animals drive him crazy, he is grateful to have them, for a part of Ralph lives on through his pets. VICTIM OF AIDS The Quilt Panel has a top hat, tap shoes, and music in the design. It is slightly tacky and homemade. The name reads "Tommie Dee." Mr. and Mrs. D'Angelo, a very middle class couple in their 40s, appear and talk about their son who moved to New York and appeared on Broadway. He told them he was gay, and they learned to accept both him and his lover Dave. One night they called home to tell Tommie’s parents that they were negative for the AIDS virus and were going out to celebrate. That evening Tommie and Dave were violently attacked by gay bashers. Dave got away and called the police, but Tommie was killed. Beside his body in blood was written: "AIDS FAGS DIE." Tommie became a victim of AIDS in a different way. COULDJA DO ME A FAVOUR? The Quilt Panel design is a door. It reads "Daniel G. Morris - 7J - The Boy Next Door." Jane Woodward appears. She is a nurse. Black. Warm. Larger-than-life. She remembers Danny, her neighbour and friend. They both did favours for each other all the time, and when he got AIDS she did more for him than every before. When he was in the hospital near the end, he asked her for one last favour; to smother him. She thought about it, and then looked at the morphine drip. As a registered nurse, she knew what to do, and she did it. She just hopes that Danny is happier now and that he puts in a good word for her. WES 3 JULY 2 The Quilt Workshop. The calendar says July 2, 1988. It is 10:00 a.m. Wes is not doing well. As he talks to Philip and he tells him how his blood counts are not very good. He feels that the time has come. He takes out some pills and starts putting them in his mouth. Suddenly, sirens shriek and red lights flash. Wes looks up startled. ACT II KAREN'S SONG 3:30 p.m. Again, at the Quilt Workshop at the Gay and Lesbian Centre, Karen is at a sewing machine. She is now calm. Wes taught her how to sew and everything seems to be going along rather smoothly. She remembers Tedd, a psychiatrist she worked along with at Cabrini Medical Centre after she got her MBA from NYU. He