NEC Theatre Department Presents Tony Kushner's Angels in America
The New England College Department of Theatre performs Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama Angels in America: Millennium Approaches on November 18, 19, and 20, at 7:30 p.m. and November 21 at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and all performances will be held in the Mainstage Theatre in the Science Building on Depot Hill Road in Henniker. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students, faculty, staff, and seniors, and may be reserved by calling 603-428-2382 or by email at email@example.com.
Angels in America has been described as both an epic and a landmark in American theatre. It is a brilliantly intense, complex, and darkly humorous tapestry of lives set in New York City in the 1980s. The story follows eight characters in their struggles to come to terms with AIDS, betrayal, and abandonment. Themes of homosexuality, politics, power, and spirituality are woven throughout the plot.
The play is structured in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. Part one was first performed in 1990 in Los Angeles and made its world premiere the following year in San Francisco. American playwright Tony Kushner received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his work. The production was adapted for a mini-series in 2003 and an opera in 2004.
The New England College production is directed by Alex Picard, Assistant Professor of Theatre.
A panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the lobby of the Science Building on the performance dates. After the Friday and Saturday night performances, a talk back discussion will be held with the cast, crew, director, and an AIDS educator.