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Playwright Tony Kushner Celebrated In Philadelphia!
See a Kushner Movie, Musical and Play This Weekend

March 27, 2007

THE MOVIE:
Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner
OPENING - FRIDAY, MARCH 30 at the Ritz at the Bourse.


Ritz Theatres will present the Philadelphia theatrical premiere of documentary film Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner, an in-depth look at the creative process and life of the writer/activist. A hit at Sundance 2006, this documentary film by Academy-Award winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision) is not to be missed! For all screening times and tickets, go to www.ritz16theatre.com or call 856.770.9065.

Show times are as follows:

  • Friday and Saturday: 12:30 2:35 4:45 7:00 9:40 (Q & A sessions following 7:00 and 9:40 shows)
  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:30 2:35 4:45 7:00 9:20
  • Monday: 10:00 (panel discussion follows 10:00 show) 12:30 2:35 4:45 7:00 9:20
**SPECIAL KUSHNER SCREENING EVENT**: MONDAY MORNING APRIL 2 AT 10AM
Join us for a special screening of documentary film Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner to be hosted by Producer Todd Shotz, director Terrence Nolen and Director David Fox and the cast of Angels in America. Press welcome.

THE MUSICAL:
Caroline, or Change

Arden Theatre Company continues its critically-acclaimed production of the musical Caroline, or Change (Book & Lyrics by Tony Kushner, Music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Terrence Nolen) until April 15. Drawn from Kushner's own Louisiana childhood, Caroline, or Change centers on a divorced, middle-aged African-American maid who works for a Jewish family in the suburban enclave of Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1963.

Performances during "Kushner Marathon Weekend" include Friday March 30 at 8pm, Saturday March 31 at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday April 1 at 2pm. The Sunday matinee will include a post show discussion. Arden Theatre Company is located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia at 40 N. Second Street. For show times and tickets, go to www.ardentheatre.org or call (215) 922-1122.

THE PLAY:
Angels In America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

City Paper journalist/Penn faculty member David Fox directs the first part of Kushner's epic work Angels in America at the Annenberg Center's Studio Theatre. Kushner's Angels in America has made itself a legend in its own time, winning nearly every prize known to man and defying all laws of commercial theatre by turning "a gay fantasia" about politics, religion and AIDS into a smash hit. Production opens on Wednesday March 28 at 8pm.

Performances during "Kushner Marathon Weekend" include Friday March 30 at 8pm, Saturday March 31 at 2pm & 8pm & Sunday April 1 at 2pm & 8pm. For tickets, call (215) 898-3900.

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