Angels in America

Angels in America image card from poster

November 19-21, 2021 (in-person performances)
January 28-30, 2022 (online performances)

Angels in America
by Tony Kushner

directed by Andy Head

It’s the 1980s. President Reagan sits in the White House while the AIDS crisis rages on. ​Caught in the middle are a Valium-addicted Mormon, her closeted lawyer husband, and two men ripped apart by an AIDS diagnosis. This is a story about fighting for survival, love, politics and God. In 1993, Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Please note: this production contains sexual content, strong language, and physical violence and is intended for mature (17+) audiences only.

This is a three-act play with two intermissions.

Click here to view the Angels in America digital program booklet.


Our performance on Saturday, November 20 at 2pm will be focused on accessibility for our low vision, blind, and DeafBlind patrons. We will be hosting a touch tour of the set prior to the performance and providing CDI interpreting services. We are also currently working on an audio description of the performance. If you’d like to register for these services, please contact before November 5, 2021. For all performances, our lobby display will include a tactile exhibit for patrons to experience. The exhibit will include costume items from several characters and a 3D model of the set.


We are excited to welcome you back to Panara Theatre for the first live performances since the Fall of 2019! The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and patrons is our top priority. We appreciate your willingness to join us in keeping our community safe from COVID-19.

Our top goal is to provide you with a safe theatre-going experience. Based on current federal health and safety recommendations, and following the practices of other local and state-wide theatres, RIT & NTID Performing Arts are now requiring all patrons to show proof of full vaccination upon entry to performances. No exceptions allowed. Regardless of vaccination status, all patrons must also wear a mask while inside any RIT/NTID facility.

“Full vaccination” means patrons will be attending a performance at least 14 days after the second dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a 1-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:
● Hard-copy CDC vaccination cards, including photos or copies, along with ID
● NYS Excelsior Pass
● Other government-issued immunization records that prove COVID-19 vaccination status

Currently, Panara Theatre will be seating audiences at a reduced capacity of 50%. Upon entering the theatre space, audience members will be able to easily identify which seats are available and which are not. This physical distancing will create an additional layer of COVID-19 protection. Panara Theatre will be cleaned and disinfected after each performance.

If you are unable to be vaccinated or wear a mask, we ask that you do not plan on attending the live performances of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, November 19-21. Instead, we will be broadcasting recorded performances of this production at a later date. Please continue to check our website at for additional information on these future broadcasts.

Showtimes and Tickets

Robert F. Panara Theatre, NTID
52 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

November 19, 2021

7:30 p.m.

November 20, 2021

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

November 21, 2021

2 p.m.

$5 for students

$10 for faculty/staff/alumni

$12 for general public

Tickets on sale Monday, October 4 at 10am from, by visiting the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday, or by calling 585-475-4121.

Rehearsal Images