Beginning tonight, March 18, the Players Club of Swarthmore presents Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, one of the most important plays of the past generation.
Both sensational and enduring, the play tells the complementary stories of New Yorkers during the outset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Beyond the compelling exploration of the characters and their lives, the intertwining narratives involve the audience in consideration of the political and social crises, and failures of the time. Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika will be on stage at PCS in November.
The Players Club production will have ten performances: Friday, March 18 and 25, and April 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 19 and 26, and April 2 at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees on March 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, March 24 and 31, at 7:30 p.m. Audiences can meet the artists in a post-show talkback on Sunday, March 20.
The play is best suited for mature audiences, due to strong language, adult themes and onstage nudity. Tickets and information are at PCStheater.org. PCS is at 614 Fairview Road in Swarthmore.