Angels in America: Part One (Lunch Discussion & Performance)

Event Date: 02/16/2019    |    Event Time: 12:30 p.m.

Event Location: Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201

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.

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 Department 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.

We look forward to meeting you at the Cass Cafe at 12:30 p.m. on February 16th. Tickets for the performance will be distributed during lunch at the Cass Cafe (

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