February 7, 1996


Explorations of the dream of true love and the difficulties with achieving and maintaining that dream.
Act One


Artist Julie Laffin talks about the inspiration for her "kissing projects." Jessica Yu's film Breathing Lessons is about Mark O'Brien, a man using an "iron lung." In this excerpt, Mark talks about the yearning he tries to quell through the use of sex surrogates. Poet Luis Rodriguez reads his poem "Waiting." Writer Dolores Wilbur tells a story of wanting love. (20 minutes)

Act Three

A Wedding

Ira describes a wedding held in the dingy basement room of the City of Chicago's Marriage Court. (10 minutes)