Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner, will be staged on April 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
Described as a “gay fantasia on national themes,” the play is the 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner. God has abandoned Heaven! It’s 1985: the Reagan’s are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS upon our unsuspecting world. In Manhattan, Prior Walter tells Louis, his lover of four years, he’s ill; Louis tries to be the supportive lover but instead bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Louis. Joe Pitt, an attorney who is also a devote Mormon as well as a conservative Republican, is pushed by right-wing fighter Roy Cohn toward a new job opportunity in the Justice Department. Joe’s wife Harper aching to escape a sexless marriage has gotten hooked on Valium to escape the world she is in. As the millennium approaches and the angel flies towards her predestined meeting with Prior to herald in a new present day prophet.
The cast includes:
Richard P. Moyer III
David J. Small-Kunz
From Spring City:
Ivan Edwin Cruz
From Wind Gap:
The play will be directed by William Mutimer, assistant professor, communication/theatre.
Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items or a scholarship contribution. Reservations suggested. For reservations, call 610-861-5524.