Remembrance: These Don't Easily Scatter Performances

20 - 22 May 2022
William Way LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107


A black and white image showing a crowd gathered around the LOVE statute in Philadelphia's JFK plaza in 1992. An individual stands atop the statue helping to cover it with a black shroud. City hall is visible in the background.

Shrouding of the LOVE sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, Philadelphia, World AIDS Day / Day Without Art, 1992. Photo by Office of the City Representative, City of Philadelphia, courtesy of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center. 

The William Way LGBT Community Center presents the world premiere of These Don’t Easily Scatter, a new play written and directed by three-time Obie Award-winning playwright Ain Gordon

Part of William Way’s Remembrance project, the play takes inspiration from interviews and stories gathered from individuals affected by HIV/AIDS and follows three imagined characters navigating the early days of the AIDS epidemic in Philadelphia. These Don’t Easily Scatter features performers Kathleen Chalfant, Bill Kux, and Cherene Snow and is produced in collaboration with Gordon’s Pick Up Performance Company. 


  • May 20: 7:30 p.m. 
  • May 21: 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. 
  • May 22: 3 p.m. 

Remembrance is an alternative multidisciplinary memorial to Philadelphians and the HIV/AIDS crisis created in partnership with artists, activists, community leaders, and the individuals who have shared their stories.