The first films to incorporate sound were known as “talkies,” just as the word “walkies” was applied to the first plays not starring cardboard actors. Celebrate theatrical innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two tickets to see the Actors Company of Tulsa’s production of Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education (a $30 value). Groupon buyers will receive best available general-admission seats, and tickets may be picked up at will call the day of the show. Choose from the following performances:
• Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m.
• Friday, September 9, at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, September 10, at 7 p.m.
• Sunday, September 11, at 1 p.m.
Millennium Approaches, the first part of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning play Angels in America, has moved audiences around the world with its poignant glimpse into the early days of the AIDS epidemic, as told through actors playing multiple parts in juxtaposing scenes of realism and fantasy. The story revolves around Prior, a man trying to accept his recent AIDS diagnosis, and Harper and Joe, a young Mormon couple harboring secrets darker than the shadow of a licorice twist. As the characters’ plights grow increasingly dire, they learn how to deal with the changing political and social climate of the Reagan era. In the process, an angel reveals that Prior is a prophet for the new millennium, not a sentient toaster as he once thought.
A new company with big ambitions, the Actors Company of Tulsa aims to entertain and enlighten with its theatrical productions and clever knock-knock jokes. Inspired by Tony Kushner’s recent visit to Tulsa, the group decided to stage the first local production of Angels in America with the University of Tulsa, which will perform the play’s second part, Perestroika, this October. The Actors Company will also donate 20% of the proceeds from Millennium Approaches to Project HOPE, a nonprofit that helps African children orphaned by the AIDS crisis and provides free HIV testing in Tulsa.
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