LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville’s Theatre Arts Program will present Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Part I, “Millennium Approaches,” November 14-18.
The play will be performed at the UofL Playhouse with performances at 8 p.m. each evening with an additional 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, Nov. 18.
Kushner’s play, recognized in 1993 with a Pulitzer Prize for drama and Tony Award for best play, will be directed by Rinda Frye, acting chair of the theatre department.
Frye calls the play “an epic about politics, religion and AIDS set in New York City in the mid-1980s”.
“Somehow this play manages to bridge the gap between modern and classic. And, like his classical predecessors, Kushner asks the big questions: How do we make sense of this crazy world? Who is responsible for what happens in society? Or in our own lives? How do we find justice? How can we find equality when some of us believe we are ‘chosen’ and the ‘sinners’ are condemned to damnation?” Frye says.
Kushner visited the university last month as part of the College of Arts & Science’s Centennial Celebration and its “Life of the Mind” series.
UofL’s Playhouse, built in 1874 as a chapel, is located between Second and Third streets at Cardinal Avenue on the west edge of Belknap Campus.
Ticket prices are $12 for the general public, $8 for UofL employees, senior citizens and students. Call the box office at (502) 852-6814 for individual or group tickets.
For more information, call Debbie Hudson at 852-7682.