Civic Theatre Opens ‘Angels in America’ May 5

Beginning Friday, May 5, Civic Theatre of Allentown patrons will witness the 20th anniversary return of Angels in America, one of our nation’s most iconic theatrical works.

The ground-breaking production, first produced on the Civic stage in 1997, is a two-play series written by Tony Kushner. According to, Angels in America “spans the Reagan-Bush eras and spirals around the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York, weaving the lives of fictional and historical characters into a feverish web of social, political and sexual revelations. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, Angels in America was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.”

Part 1 of Angels in America opens at the Civic Theatre tonight at 7:30 p.m., with opening night of Part 2 to follow next Thursday, May 11 at the same time. Opening night ticket prices are $25 for general admission and $23 for students and seniors. Additional performances of each part are $28 for general admission and $26 student/senior. Each part and its associated performance dates are as follows:

Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m.

Part 2: Perestroika
Thursday, May 11: 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m.
Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m.

For tickets and more information on this and other productions, visit Civic Theatre of Allentown online.

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