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From our sponsors at Portland Playhouse:
Angels In America: Millennium Approaches
Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday @ 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15-32
Purchase Tickets at www.portlandplayhouse.org
World Trade Center Theater
121 SW Salmon
For the holidays this season, Portland Playhouse brings audiences a transcendent, pivotal play that reaches into the human heart seeking to find a tether during a season rife with memory and in anticipation of change in the year to come. Performances begin December 8, 2011 at the World Trade Center Theater.
In Angels in America, set against a landscape of greed, sexual politics, and the cries of a sweeping AIDS epidemic,a lost America teeters on the tipping point of an unknown future resonating strongly in today's world. This is a story of love, power, and identity that follows characters as diverse as a Mormon housewife, an ex-drag queen, and the fiery attorney Roy Cohn. On the stage it's 1985 and an Angel with steel wings is hurtling toward Earth: Angels In America: Millennium Approaches.
When the play premiered, this masterpiece of contemporary American theatre addressed the timely issues of the AIDS crisis in the American gay community. Now, the globalization of the AIDS epidemic and the advances in medical treatment have dramatically changed how the disease is both managed and regarded, and the gay community in the U.S. has made major strides toward equal rights while also facing new challenges. This play revisits the historical and social context and looks forward at the ongoing impact of Angels in America on American theatre and society. How does the play serve as a window into that past, and what does it have to say to us today?
The cast includes stage luminaries Wade McCollum, Gretchen Corbett, Nikki Weaver, Noah Jordan, Ebbe Roe Smith, Chris Harder, Lorraine Bahr and Berwick Haynes.
In 1993, Angels In America: Millennium Approaches won many major awards including: Drama Desk award for Best Play; New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Tony Award for Best Play.