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Posted on 03 Nov 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.04 — Sunday 11.20

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‘Angels in America’ finally returns to the Kalita Humphreys Theater

Back in the mid-1990s, the Dallas Theater Center mounted the most acclaimed play of the decade: Tony Kushner’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning AIDS drama Angels in America. At the time, a lot of subscribers didn’t cotton to the frank, conservative-bashing treatment of the Reagan Era treatment of the HIV crisis. It’s been 20 years now since the stage of the Kalita Humphreys Theater has seen Prior Walter, Belize, Roy Cohn and company hash out the grim but also hopeful realities of life in the 1980s. Now, Uptown Players brings it back as their season opener — the first part of the two-parter, Millennium Approaches. (Look for Perestroika next season). Cheryl Denson directs.

DEETS: Kalita Humphreys Theater,
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
UptownPlayers.org.

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Bruce Wood Dance Project returns for Season ‘Six’

More than two years after his sudden passing, choreographer Bruce Wood’s vision for the magic of dance continues to flourish. His company, the Bruce Wood Dance Project, returns for its sixth season opener, featuring three works: A restaging of one of Bruce’s enduring pieces, No Sea to Sail In, and two world premieres: Klezmer Rodeo by guest choreographer Katarzyna Sharpetowka, and BWDP artistic director Kimi Nikaidoh’s Bloom, a multi-media work developed in conjunction with Aurora co-founder Shane Pennington (pictured). Dallas Voice Executive Editor Arnold Wayne Jones will lead post-performance discussions both nights.

DEETS: City Performance Hall,
2520 Flora St.
BruceWoodDance.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 4, 2016.

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