NewsAngels in America to be performed at Marlboro College
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Tony Kushner’s 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, will be performed by Marlboro College students Wednesday, March 1 through Saturday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater.
Angels in America won two Tony awards, and continues to astound audiences with its distinctive blend of magic, reality, comedy and tragedy—and the provocative questions it raises. Set in the U.S. in the mid-1980’s, Angels in America is about AIDS, identity, survival, love--and what it means to die in a society where compassion and basic decency are rapidly declining.
“I think this play is groundbreaking for Marlboro College,” says actor Seth Bowman, a sophomore. “When a community of 300 tackles such a powerful play, it automatically becomes unique.”
The performance embodies student talent in all facets, from acting roles to lighting, from costumes to set design. Bowman is pleased by how many students are energized by the opportunity to become involved in the performance. “There is an enormous ensemble of people creating every aspect of the show,” Bowman said. “It doesn’t usually happen to this extent here.”
The cast of eight seasoned actors will play 20 characters whose interwoven relationships reveal secrets and power struggles that affect the entire nation. Director Wanda Strukus, theater professor, has chosen to cross-cast the pivotal role of lawyer Roy Cohn, who will be played by sophomore Aimee Davidson. Due to sexual content and adult language, parental discretion is advised.
This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.
Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives.html).