“Angels in America” screens at OCCC

Catch the two-part series in the VPAC!

    (Published: 10-31-17)

Angels in America

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) have again partnered with National Theatre Live! (NTL) to present pre-recorded theater productions to audiences in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater.

The lineup’s next performance is a two-part event: “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” Part one, “Millennium Approaches,” screens Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, and part two, “Perestroika,” screens Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, both at 6 p.m. 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (“Silence,” “Hacksaw Ridge”) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (“People, Places and Things”), Nathan Lane (“The Producers”), James McArdle (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Russell Tovey (“The Pass”).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and “War Horse”). Part One: “Millennium Approaches” was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: “Perestroika,” the following year.

All NTL events at OCCC are encore presentations pre-recorded in high-definition. The 2017-2018 NTL lineup includes:

  • “Angels in America: Part 1,” Nov. 12, 2017
  • “Angels in America: Part 2,” Nov. 19, 2017
  • “Amadeus,” Dec. 10, 2017
  • “Obsession,” Jan. 21, 2018
  • “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” April 15, 2018
  • “Yerma,” May 6, 2018

Each showing begins at 6 p.m. in the college’s VPAC Theater. Adult tickets are now available online for $15 at tickets.occc.edu. Children and student tickets are available at the door for $5. For tickets or information visit tickets.occc.edu or 405-682-7579.

NTL is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the United Kingdom and around the world.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.