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February 16, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Category: Play
Location: Hilberry Theatre | Map
4743 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: $30.00
Audience: Alumni, Community

Angels in America: Part One – Lunch discussion at Cass Cafe and the Show at the Hilberry Theatre

Join Professor Blair Anderson, the director of the Wayne State production of Angels in America: Part One, Professor Barrett Watten from the Department of English, and other Wayne State Alumni for a gathering inside Cass Café where you’ll dine on a delicious buffet amid a backdrop of local Detroit artwork and discuss the dramatic themes that make Angels in America so timeless and thought-provoking. Following the luncheon, you’ll watch part one of the play alongside other alumni in a reserved section. Space is limited so reserve soon.
  • Saturday 2/16/2019
  • 12:30 PM - Lunch at Cass Cafe w/ speaker Professor Barrett Watten from the English Depatment of CLAS and Professor Blair Anderson of the Theatre Department of CFPCA
  • 2:00 PM – Show at the Hilberry Theatre - – Located on the corner of Cass and Hancock, Detroit.
  • Lunch & Theatre Tickets are available for a single price of $30.00.  Please use the RSVP link found above & to the right of the page.
  • Tickets are limited. RSVP Required.

Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches

by Tony Kushner

In Part I of this two part epic, Prior Walter, a young man living in NYC in 1985, is diagnosed with AIDS. His boyfriend, Louis, struggling to cope with the disease and his own fears, abandons him. Alone, Prior struggles until he’s visited by ancestral ghosts who herald the coming of a fierce angel. At the same time, Joe Pitt, a conservative but closeted Mormon, is offered a high profile job in Washington, D.C., by his mentor, the McCarthyist lawyer Roy Cohn. Joe’s wife Harper, who struggles with her own illness, refuses to move. In the seven-time Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, playwright Tony Kushner explores evolving values in America.

This event is includes lunch & show tickets for $30.  Tickets are limited. RSVP Required.

For more information about this event, please contact Patrick Field at 313-577-1087 or