Tony Kushner

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright discusses his ability to portray the down-and-out

Tony Kushner knows how to get plays right. He won the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards for his play Angels in America and an Emmy and a Golden Globe for its television adaptations. He also received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s Munich.

Kushner stands out with an ability to make audiences relate to the most disenfranchised members of our community. Angelsis the story of a gay man torn between his marriage to his wife, his affair with a man who has AIDS and his struggle to make sense of it all in an unforgiving and judgmental world. Kushner’s latest work, a musical, Caroline, or Change, is about a black maid accused of stealing from her white employer to feed her family. Hear him discuss his inspiration for these — and all his other award-winning works — in a lecture today followed by a Q&A with Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd. 7:30 p.m. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For tickets and information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $20.
Mon., May 19, 7:30 p.m., 2008

 
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