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Xavier Players Present Angels in America

Part of Main Stage Series

03/02/09

                                                                                             

Xavier Players Present
Angels in America
Part of Main Stage Series
 
March 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. each night, Xavier Players will present Angels in America by Tony Kushner, directed by Cathy Springfield. Tickets cost $15 each ($7 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased day of show; $5 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased in advance). Tickets can be purchased on-line 24/7 at:  https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com.
 
An epic yet intimate drama centered on two couples (one gay, one straight) whose relationships are disintegrating, Angels in America reveals the darker side of America in the 1980s - greed, conservatism, sexual politics, and the discovery of an awful new disease called AIDS. The play is a political call to arms for the age of AIDS. Kushner's convictions about power and justice are theatrically expressed in styles ranging from precise realism to surrealistic hallucination, from black comedy to religious revelation. Characters move in and out of conversations with each other, sometimes overlapping vignettes, and settings rapidly change from offices to bedrooms, from hospital wards to an imaginary South Pole.
 
The play is widely acclaimed, having won awards including the 1993 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Play.  It addresses themes of community, identity and change all in the atmosphere of politics.
 
It is the philosophy of the Xavier Players to combine real-life experiences in the form of meaningful service that relates to the issues presented in the plays. The players believe it is in this act of service that one truly become socially aware. Xavier, as a Catholic Jesuit University, strives to form students intellectually, morally, spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service and success.
 
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Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Founded in 1831, the university is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks it No. 2 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest, and The Princeton Review names it as one of the “Best 368 Colleges in America.”

Xavier Players present: Angels In America

Time: 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM
Date: Thursday, March 26
Location: Gallagher Student Center Theater
Contact: macmorinet@xavier.edu
or call 513-745-3576  
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Tony Kushner's epic yet intimate drama centered on two couples (one gay, one straight) whose relationships are disintegrating, Angels in America reveals the darker side of America in the 1980s – one of greed, conservatism, sexual politics, and the discovery of an awful new disease: AIDS.
Subtitled "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," the play is a political call to arms for the age of AIDS. Mr. Kushner's convictions about power and justice are theatrically expressed in styles ranging from precise realism to surrealistic hallucination, from black comedy to religious revelation. Characters move in and out of conversations with each other, sometimes even overlapping vignettes, and settings rapidly change from offices to bedrooms, from hospital wards to an imaginary South Pole.
 
Tickets: 
$15 General Public 
$5 Students/ Staff/ Seniors Purchased in Advance
$7 Students/ Staff/ Seniors Purchased Day of Show
 
Purchase tickets on-line at:  https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com
 

 

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