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Pitt-Johnstown Theatre Department to Present "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"

Pitt-Johnstown Theatre Department to Present "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will present its second major production of the season, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.UPJ Theatre Presents: Angels in America

The production will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 16 through Saturday, February 18, and Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19 and 26, in the Studio Theatre of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the UPJ campus.  The play is suggested for mature audiences.

The play, a phantasmagoria in two parts by Tony Kushner, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993.  Jack Kroll of Newsweek called Angels in America “daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens.”

The large cast features Aspen Mock, Anton Skerl, John Gleason, Kristin Garbarino, Curtis Caldwell, Joshua Way, Aaron Lewis, Brandon Getz, Rachel Abraham, Jessica Barton, Michael Patrick, Laura Powers, Jennifer Ragley, Elliott Wagner, Kevin Stock, Trevor Read, Andrew Miller, and Kristin Farabaugh. 

Angels in America features scenic design by James Moore; lighting and sound by Michael Feight; costumes by Linda Capp; stage management by Ryan O’Hare, and music composed by James Cochran.  The play is directed by Rodney Eatman, director of the UPJ Theatre Department.

Interviews and photo opportunities may be arranged by calling Dr. Eatman at 814-269-7232.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Artsline at 1-800-846-ARTS from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Tickets are $7.  Discount tickets of $5 are being offered to senior citizens (over 65 years of age), students under 18 and members of the Pitt Johnstown community (students, faculty, staff and members of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association who carry the “gold card”).  The box office window is open for in-person sales from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The box office also opens one hour before performances.

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2006.
Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 1/31/2006 5:00:00 AM