RIT/NTID to show virtual performances this weekend of ‘Angels in America’
Streaming of past live performances runs Jan. 28-30
A. Sue Weisler
The fall production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, presented by Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and College of Liberal Arts, will be offered in streaming format this weekend. Virtual performances will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29, and 2 p.m. on Jan. 30. The streamed performances will include American Sign Language, spoken English, and captions.
The live shows debuted this past fall in NTID’s Robert F. Panara Theatre, with more than 50 students involved in the production, either on stage or behind the scenes with set design, costumes, lighting, and sound.
In 1993, Angels in America, written by playwright Tony Kushner, won the Tony Award for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set in 1985, it features a Valium-addicted Mormon, her closeted lawyer husband, and two men ripped apart by an AIDS diagnosis.
Due to strong language, sexual content, and physical violence, the play is not intended for those under 17 years of age.