Opera House to present second half of ‘Angels in America’
A divine continuation
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Angels in America: Perestroika,” the second half of National Theatre Live’s new production of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning, two-part play, “Angels in America,” on Saturday, July 29, at noon.
The event is captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Lyttelton Theatre.
The production takes place in America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
This new staging of Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning work is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” and “War Horse”). It stars Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”) as Prior Walter, along with a cast that includes Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, Denise Gough, James McArdle and Russell Tovey.
The Daily Telegraph calls the production “a start-to-finish sensation.” The Guardian calls it “beautifully staged … astonishing performances.” The Evening Standard calls it “a true theatrical epic!”
The production runs approximately four hours, with two intermissions; in addition, it contains strobe lighting.
Tickets to Angels in America: Perestroika are $15 ($10 students) and may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891, Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. They also may be purchased online any time at www.fredopera.org. In addition, Live in HD Series Flex Subscription tickets ($116 for eight tickets) can be used at any of the National Theatre Live productions.
The Opera House is equipped with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member. Headset funding provided by Robert and Marilyn Maytum, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club, and by a grant from Theatre Development Fund’s TAP Plus program in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts. Support for the program also comes from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For more info, visit www.fredopera.org.