CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON’S ANGELS IN AMERICA

For Immediate Release
July 20, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents a screening of “Millennium Approaches,” part one of London National Theatre’s Angels in America, on Sunday, August 6 at 1 pm. Directed by Marianne Elliott, the influential play covers the AIDS epidemic in New York in the 1980s with an ambitious new staging that has earned critical praise on the London stage. Tickets are $18 ($16 members) and can be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by phone at 413 458 0524. Run time is 3 hours, 45 minutes.
 
Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, a play in two parts, features a star-studded cast including Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Nathan Lane (The Producers), Denise Gough, and Russell Tovey.
 
The New York Times’s Ben Brantley says: “Directed by Marianne Elliott, and featuring an illustrious cast that includes Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in top form, this ‘Angels’ is a rich, imperfect production of a rich, imperfect play. But that’s a bit like saying there are bricks missing from the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Mr. Kushner’s two-part masterwork … sees and celebrates aspiration and imperfection as inevitable companions.”
 
Part two, “Perestroika,” airs at the Clark on Sunday, August 20 at 1 pm.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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