‘Angels in America’ Comes to Dartmouth (Valley News)


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“I’ve been around death,” actor Andrew McKee ’15 tells the Valley News, “but not this constant sense of dying before your time.”

Department of Theater Senior Lecturer Carol Dunne, who is directing the production, tells the newspaper that the Department of Theater chose Kushner’s play “to educate the students and enlighten the audience, that AIDS is not over by any means, and being out as a homosexual is not necessarily any easier.”

Read the full story, published 11/1/12 in the Valley News.

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