Gustavus’ Anderson Theatre Opens Season with Angels in America

Posted on October 16th, 2014 by

i-QWmgrrN-MThe Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minn., opens its 2014/2015 season with Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches, October 30 – November 2, 2014, at the Anderson Theatre.

One of the most important plays of the last 100 years, Angels in America explores such themes as religion, sexuality and politics, against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Lincoln; Caroline, or Change) brings many important questions about God, love and humanity to the forefront of our national consciousness in this beautiful, often humorous, and always powerful masterwork.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus focuses on bringing dynamic and innovative productions to the Anderson Theatre stage, and this production promises to be no different, with an exciting, original production design, created to showcase their unique thrust stage.

Amy Seham returns to the director’s chair for this production, after the success of Trojan Barbie and HAIR, which she directed at the college last year. Says Seham, “This show has been on my bucket list for years, and the time finally felt right.” She views Angels in America as a valuable expression of the department’s commitment to theatre that “works for social justice and personal transformation.”

Gustavus Adolphus College in association with Richard Frankel Productions presents ANGELS IN AMERICA: Thursday-Saturday, October 30-November 1 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 2 at 2 pm. (PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME FOR THE EVENING PERFORMANCES.)

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 17 and will be available online at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590. For additional information, please visit:  www.gustavus.edu/theatre-dance.

Tony Kushner’s award-winning Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches will be presented by the Department of Theatre/Dance in Anderson Theatre at 7:30 p.m. October 30, 31 and November 1 and 2:00 p.m. on November 2. Tickets for all four performances will go on sale October 17 at gustavustickets.com or by calling the Ticket Center at 507-933-7590.

PRESS CONTACT FOR ANGELS IN AMERICA:

Thomas Buan at tbuan@gustavus.edu or Amy Seham at aseham@gustavus.edu — or call 507-933-7460.

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