For Immediate Release
August 7, 2017
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—“Perestroika,” Part II of the London National Theatre’s production of Angels in America, airs at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, August 20 at 1 pm. Tickets are $18 ($16 members) and can be ordered online at or by calling 413 458 0524. Run time is 4 hours, 20 minutes.
Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play features a star-studded cast including Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Nathan Lane (The Producers), Denise Gough, and Russell Tovey. Directed by Marianne Elliott, the influential play covers the AIDS epidemic in New York in the 1980s. Featuring characters that are supernatural beings (angels) or deceased persons (ghosts), the play contains multiple roles for several of the actors. Primarily focusing on a gay couple in Manhattan, the play also has several other storylines, some of which intersect. The two parts of Angels in America are not dependent upon each other; viewers need not have seen Part I to enjoy Part II.
“Mr. Kushner’s two-part masterwork . . . sees and celebrates aspiration and imperfection as inevitable companions” (The New York Times). London National Theatre’s ambitious new staging has also earned critical praise.
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 or call 413 458 2303.
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