These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our yearly Critics’ Pick Awards had to be cancelled (we’ve still got trophies to give out, eventually). We started the Corona Movie Club to help curb our boredom and constant need to talk about movies with other human beings. I’m even watching network procedurals and actually writing about them.
But what we all really need is comfort. We need our favourite things and our favourite people and right now those are hard to come by so we have to do everything we can to bring them together whenever possible. Our solution was to gather some of our favourite people every Saturday night throughout quarantine to read scripts over Zoom. We read all 38 Shakespeare plays in six months. Then we kept going. We decided to create mini-seasons featuring highlights from the canons of major writers across generations, plus a few bonus episodes thrown in. There’s a lot more to come, so stay tuned.
After our Twentieth Century Classics season, we decided to take on an ambitious two-part coda in the form of Tony Kusher’s seminal Angels in America. Up next is Part 2: Perestroika. Listen to Part 1 HERE.
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The Cast of Angels in America: Perestroika-
Stage Directions- Basel Daoud
Prior Walter- Mark Kreder
Harper Amaty Pitt/ The Angel Africanii – Laura Hubbard
Louis Ironson/ The Angel Australia – Michael Ross Albert
Roy M Cohn/ The Angel Antarctica – Christopher Prentice
Joseph Porter Pitt/ The Mormon Father/The Angel Europa – Shawn Wilson
Hannah Porter Pitt/ The Angel Asiatica – Marlo K Shaw
Belize/ The Angel Oceania – Steve Vargo
The Angel/Voice- Gaby Grice
Henry/Mr. Lies- Nicole Falgoust
Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov/Emily- Melissa Wright
Ethel Rosenberg/ Caleb- Elizabeth Morriss
The Mormon Mother /Rabbi Isidor Chelewitz- Shalyn Bass-McFaul
Orrin /Sarah Ironson/Radio – Hilary Wartinger