Angels in America
ThereisBear! bring Angels on tour!
Angels in America is the story of two couples living in New York in the 1980s, set against the stark backdrop of the Cold War and the AIDS crisis. Louis and Prior find their relationship in tatters as a result of a HIV positive diagnosis, with Louis’s commitment in question as Prior’s condition worsens. Joe and Harper’s marriage suffers under the strain of Harper’s valium addiction and pressure from Joe’s work. We see Joe struggle with his own sexuality as Harper slips deeper into dependency. Tempers flare and their Mormon faith is tested to its limit.
Angels in America is an 20th century classic and carries important messages on love and loss, politics and religion, and marriage and separation. The show opens in Studio THT Galway on May 27th and runs to June 1st before touring to Athlone and Dublin.
A fundraising campaign in support of the tour and encouraging the people of Galway to support these young artists is currently up on wordpress.com. Those who wish to donate will be warmly thanked and rewarded with tickets to the show and ThereisBear! souvenirs. You can find the campaign at thereisbearfundraise.wordpress.com, or search ThereisBear! Funding Video on Youtube.
Angels in America is directed by Darragh O’Brien and produced by Muireann Ní Raghallaigh. It features Sam Ferry, Hannah O’Reilly, Conor Quinlan, Chris Moran, Joe Power, Eilish McCarthy, Robin Oree and Claudia O’Sullivan. All of ThereisBear!’s team are students and alumni of NUI Galway.
For more information, please check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/thereisbeartheatre, or our fundraising page, www.thereisbearfundraise.wordpress.com