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RIC Theatre production of ‘Angels in America’ on stage Sept. 30-Oct. 4

Playwright Tony Kushner’s "Angels in America" has achieved phenomenal success since it opened in Los Angeles in 1992. Winner of many awards, including the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for drama and Tony Award for best play," Angels" will be staged at RIC from Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

Directed by Nehassaiu deGannes, an assistant professor at RIC, it is an epic story of two troubled couples – one gay, one straight – in America in the 1980s, when a terrifying new disease – AIDS – has just been discovered.

Both a love story and political drama, it has been described by scholar John M. Clum as “'a turning point in the history of gay drama, the history of American drama, and of American literary culture.’’

"Angels in America" has been staged in countries around the globe, and has been translated into several languages. It was also a 2003 HBO movie starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson.

General admission is $15. Show times are Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. (RIC Mainstage) and Oct. 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. (Forman Theatre in the Nazarian Center).

RIC Mainstage 2009-10 brochure.