Tag: Angels in America
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It has been announced that Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes will fly again in New York — but off-Broadway.
The mammoth, two-part drama by Tony Kushner will be presented by the Signature Theatre Company during its 2010-2011 season as part of a yearlong celebration of the playwright. The play’s two parts, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika” will be performed in rep, says artistic director James Houghton.
The play, a tale of AIDS in the Age of Reagan, will be directed by Michael Greif, who also directed "Rent" and "Next to Normal." As of yet, casting has not been announced.
|Celebrated playwright Tony Kushner has demanded requested that no critics be allowed to review his newest play “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures”. From TwinCities.com:
|A slice of history was lost yesterday as the final survivor from the unsinkable ill-fated Titanic died at age 97. From the Daily Herald:
More here. (picture supplied by AP)
| Chicago, city of druggies:
The Illusion by Tony Kushner
Thursday, April 30th, 7pm
|Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University Josephine Louise Theater, 20 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston|
Join us for a pre-show reception featuring the delectable catering of Evanston’s own Rollin’ in Dough, as well as a fun-filled performance by a strolling magician! Then stay for the magic, merriment and mystery of The Illusion, by Tony-award winning playwright Tony Kushner, followed by a post-show discussion with director Kathryn Walsh and members of the cast. An unyielding father is filled with regret after giving his son no alternative but to flee the family home. Through the help of a magician, he is allowed to view three scenes from his son’s life, only to learn his remorse may have come too late. Or maybe not. Freely adapted from Pierre Corneille‘s 17th century classic L’Illusion Comique, The Illusion takes us from mayhem to magic and back again as it questions what it really means to love, and the obligations that may come with that emotion. The Illusion has a lighter mood than Kushner’s most famous play, Angels in America, but the two plays share a love of poetic dialogue and theatricality.
Event begins at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.
TICKETS ONLY $25
For reservations call 847.491.7282 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”
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