‘The Inheritance’ at The Geffen in October 2022
STORIES: The AIDS Monument was honored to be among the community organizations to partner with The Geffen Playhouse to support The Inheritance. Check out the video about the Monument and how our story-telling mission aligns with the story in this Tony Award-winning play.
FAM was one of several organizations selected to host a booth and speak to attendees of the show during a hosted dinner break between parts 1 and 2 of the production. Over the weekend, FAM Board Chair Irwin M. Rappaport and assistant Karen Eyres talked to hundreds of theater-goers and shared information about The AIDS Monument and FAM’s STORIES Circle program. STORIES: The AIDS Monument was also featured in a playbill insert for the event.
In attendance at the October 15 premiere of The Inheritance were several supporters of STORIES: The AIDS Monument. FAM Board Members Lane Janger and W. David Hardy, M.D. served on the Host Committee for the FAM-sponsored fundraising event.
The most significant show about HIV/AIDS in a generation, The Inheritance won four Tony Awards (including Best Play) and GLAAD’s award for Outstanding Broadway Production. A review in the Los Angeles Times stated that the Los Angeles production was even stronger than the version produced on Broadway.
This deeply moving play is set in New York City during the early years of AIDS and explores the debt owed by gay men to those who came before them — what we inherit, and what we have a duty to pass on to those who are younger.