Interactive AIDS memorial to be created during Angels in America at LCC

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T23:09:59-04:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

LANSING – Audiences at Lansing Community College’s Feb. 17-25 production of “Angels in America” will be invited to take part in the creation of an interactive sculpture to memorialize AIDS victims.
Audience members may record the names of loved ones who died of AIDS onto paper feathers. The feathers will then be added to a sculpture displayed in the second floor lobby of Dart Auditorium through the end of February. The sculpture, designed by artist Ben Green, is an abstracted angel whose wings will be created from the memorialized feathers.
“Each one of those feathers is a story – a brother, sister, friend, or partner lost to the world,” said Mary Cusack, Performing Arts Coordinator. “This piece will show that by sharing those losses, we have the opportunity to connect with one another, and to build something new and beautiful.”
“Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches” is Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic drama that explores love, loss, identity, power and politics as the AIDS epidemic first exploded in the mid-1980s.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 17-18 and Feb. 24-25, with one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 19. The matinee will be sign language interpreted.
General admission tickets are $10 adults, $5 students, seniors and LCC alumni. For more information, call the LCC Performing Arts Production Office at 517-483-1488. Dart Auditorium is located at 500 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing.

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