When: Fri., Aug. 25, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 26, 7:30-10 p.m. 2017
Before his landmark, Pulitzer Prize-winning opus Angels in America explored the wreckage of the AIDS epidemic, playwright Tony Kushner extended his sometimes surrealistic brand of empathy toward Germany during the rise of the Third Reich. His 1987 drama A Bright Room Called Day is set in the middle-class life of a Berlin-based actress, who watches along with her friends and associates as Hitler’s political influence intensifies. This plot is intercut with (then-contemporary) interstitials in which an American woman frets about the threat of fascism under President Reagan. If nothing else, the play proves that Kushner was never not timely. Bright Room will be presented this weekend as a staged reading directed by Troy Nickerson, and all proceeds will benefit the LGBTQ youth center Odyssey.
Fri, Aug 25 and Sat, Aug. 26 at 7:30 pm • $10 • South Perry Yoga • 915 S. Perry • brownpapertickets.com