Angels in America at MVCC

Angels in AmericaLater this week, an MVCC production of Tony Kushner’s groundbreaking play about Reagan-era America during the height of the AIDS epidemic debuts at the John and Angeline Oremus Theater here on campus.

This year (in fact, this month) marks twenty years since Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part 1: Millennium Approaches won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Three years earlier, in 1990, the play premiered in workshop form at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Here’s one of the earliest reviews from that production, from way back when the play was just a lowly work-in-progress and before it capitulated Kushner (who incidentally snagged an Oscar Nom this year for penning the screenplay for Lincoln) to the forefront of American theater: “STAGE REVIEW A Novel ‘Millennium’” (Sylvie Drake, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 1990). (I found this review using ProQuest National Newspapers by going to the Library homepage –> Research Tools –> News [under Databases By Subject] –> National Newspapers).

The library holds multiple copies of Angels in America–parts 1 and 2–along with some literary criticism. Find them all listed in the online catalog here.

For more lit crit, MLA International Bibliography is always a good choice (Library homepage –> Research Tools –> Literature Resources [under Databases By Subject] –> MLA International Bibliography).

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