ENSEMBLE THEATRE CONTINUES ITS 2017-2018 MAINSTAGE SEASON «WE THE PEOPLE»
Pulitzer Prize winning
ANGELS IN AMERICA.
Part One: Millennium Approaches.
By Tony Kushner
Directed by Celeste Cosentino
Assistant Directors: Tyler JC Whidden and Sara Bogomolny.
In the first part of Tony Kushner's epic, set in 1980's New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. 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.
“Something rare, dangerous and harrowing … a roman candle hurled into a drawing room …” -Nicholas de Jongh, London Evening Standard
“An epic theatrical fever dream … a three-hour cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more.” —Variety
“Establishes Kushner as a poet and moral visionary in love with the theater yet awake in the world.” —Don Shewey, The Village Voice
“Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply spiritual, witty and compassionate, furious and incredibly smart … It’s impossible to imagine anyone captivated by the beginning not wanting — needing — to go back for the end.” -Linda Winer, Newsday
January 5th – January 28th.
Fridays & Saturdays @8pm. Sundays @2pm.
Opening night reception (1/5) with Celeste’s chocolate covered strawberries!
With an amazing CAST of CLEVELAND ACTORS:
James Alexander Rankin as Joseph Porter Pitt
Kelly Strand as Harper Amaty Pitt
Craig Joseph as Louis Ironson
Scott Esposito as Prior Walter
Derdriu Ring* as Hannah Porter Pitt
Robert Hunter as Belize
Ines Joris as The Angel
Jeffrey Grover* as Roy M. Cohn
*Members of Actors' Equity Association
Tickets $12-$25. Senior, Student, & Group discounts.
-Special BOGO for opening weekend!
-Pay-What-You-Can performance Sunday January 6th.
Coventry PEACE Campus
2843 W. Washington Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Parking can be found in the Coventry School parking lot to the south of the theatre, along Washington Blvd and surrounding side streets as well as along Coventry and in the Coventry Garage. (Be aware of meters!)
216.321.2930 | [email protected]
ensembletheatrecle.org or click link provided!
Executive Artistic Director: Celeste Cosentino
Associate Artistic Director: Tyler JC Whidden
Director: Celeste Cosentino
General Manager/Production Stage Manager: Becca Jean Moseley
Set/Projection/Lightign Design: Ian Wolfgang Hinz
Technical Director: Steve Vasse-Hansell
Carpenter: August James Scarpelli
Costumes: Kelsey Luelle Tomlinson & Kayla Davis
Box Office: Amy J. Strumbly & Kayla Davis
We look forward to seeing you in our audience!