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Playhouse on the Square & Friends for Life to Honor Memphians Lost to AIDS for Angels in America

 

During the month of March, Playhouse on the Square will stage both parts of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's epic set in the 80s about the spread of the AIDS epidemic. Playhouse on the Square and Friends for Life Corporation (friendsforlifecorp.org) will make a joint statement in a news conference on Wednesday, March 6th at 9am highlighting the significance of the production and the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Mid-South. Irene Crist, Playhouse Resident Company Member and director of Angels in America, will join Kim Daugherty, Executive Director of Friends for Life, to unveil a tribute to members of the Memphis theatre community who have died of AIDS. The presentation will be held in the main lobby of Playhouse on the Square.

 

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PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Angels in America, Parts One & Two

By Tony Kushner

March 15 - 30

Playhouse on the Square

Special schedule and pricing apply. Evening performances are at 7pm.

Advisory: Nudity, Graphic Language, Sexual Content &Violence. Not suitable for children.

Immerse yourself in the most ambitious and acclaimed American plays of our time as Playhouse on the Square proudly presents both parts of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning epic. Angels in America: Millennium Approaches introduces gay couple Prior and Louis as they cope with Prior's AIDS diagnosis; Mormon couple Joe and Harper who must navigate mental instability and their struggling marriage; and the vicious, closeted lawyer Roy Cohn, whose health is failing. They attempt to reconcile morality and identity, love and justice, responsibility and freedom during the Reagan era as the AIDS epidemic spreads. Their lives are forever changed in Angels in America: Perestroika. "Extravagantly theatrical and deeply spiritual, witty and compassionate, furious and incredibly smart." – Newsday

Angels in America is directed by Irene Crist and features Company Members David Foster, Dave Landis, Noby Edwards, and Colin Morgan with Jerre Dye, Jeanna Juleson, Jamie Mann, and Liz Sharpe.

Angels in America is a special project with a limited run of March 15 – 30. Part One, Millennium Approaches, opens Friday, March 15. Part Two, Perestroika, opens Thursday, March 21.  All evening performances are at 7pm and matinees at 2pm. There are two opportunities to see Parts One & Two back to back: Saturday, March 23 and the Pay What You Can performances on Sunday, March 24.  Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper Street in Midtown. For tickets, call 901-726-4656 or visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org

CAST

Roy - Dave Landis

Prior - Jerre Dye

Louis - David Foster

Joe - Colin Morgan

Harper – Liz Sharpe

Hannah - Jeanna Juleson

Angel - Noby Edwards

Belize - Jamie Mann

 PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Irene Crist

Production Stage Manager: Katharine Stubblefield Stage Manager: Gracie Becker Asst. Stage Manager: Ashley Beeler Scenic Designer: Mark Guirguis Costume Designer: Rebecca Powell Lighting Designer: John Horan Props Master: Kat Gering Sound Designer: Zachary Badreddine Technical Director: Kat DeCamillo

Title: Angels in America, Parts One & Two

Venue: Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper Street Dates and Times of Shows:

Part One: Millennium Approaches

March 15 & 16 – 7p

March 17 – 2p

March 23 & 24 – 2p

March 27 & 29 – 7p

Part Two: Perestroika

March 21, 22, 23, 24 – 7p

March 28, 7p

March 30, 2p

Tickets: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm performances: $35. All other performances: $30. Seniors/Students/Military: $22. Special Offer: See Parts One & Two for a total of $45 per person when you purchase both shows at the same time. (Seniors / Students / Military: $30) Call our box office at 901-726-4656 to reserve. Offer cannot be redeemed online.

Pay What You Can: Sunday, March 24 - Part One at 2p and Part Two at 7p.  `

Box Office: 901-726-4656

Web: playhouseonthesquare.org

PHOTO CREDIT: The cast of Angels in America by John Moore

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