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Spurlock Book Club, Angels in America, Part 2: Perestroika

Event Type
Social/Informal Event
Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
wifi event
Jan 18, 2022   7:30 pm  
Katya Reno
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Spurlock Museum - Event

The Spurlock Book Club will be hosting a virtual discussion of Part 2 of the play Angels in America, "Perestroika" on 1/18 at 7:30pm. One of the most honored plays of all time, Angels in America has won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony Awards. It was recently revived on Broadway in 2018 to rave reviews.

Set during the AIDS crisis of the mid-1980s, characters grapple with sickness, death, a pandemic, love, sex, heaven, and hell. The event is offered in conjunction with our current exhibit: Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois. Please read or watch the plays prior to the discussions.

"Angels in America is the finest drama of our time, speaking to us of an entire era of life and death as no other play within memory. It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century." -- New York Observer

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