Hardy’s play, “Encore” deals with AIDS and friendship in the face of despair. The play is based on her real-life relationship with Jim Boyer, her long time musical collaborator whose music is highlighted in the show and was produced shortly before his death from AIDS in 1991. The play has been produced in association with World AIDS Day at theatres including the Stella Adler, The Road Theatre, the Harvey Milk High School in Manhattan, and in collaboration with the Marshall School at USC. Hardy has produced the play as a fundraiser for several AIDS organizations and was presented at the Los Angeles Unified School District yearly conference at Occidental College for gay, lesbian, transgender and questioning youth from high schools throughout L.A. County.
Produced annually in association with several theatres and organizations, beginning in 2001 with the first annual World AIDS Day.
The press release below was for a production done in conjunction with the Marshall School of Business students at USC for World AIDS Day, to sold out audience and standing ovation.
The newspaper article is from Orange County Register