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 Spielbergs Munich.
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Kushner stands out with an ability to make audiences relate to the most disenfranchised members of our community. Angels is 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. Kushners 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