Strangely, the 5 on-the-scene military reports of the incident disappeared shortly after archived. Patton suffered neck injuries either from a bullet or less likely from impact but was not seriously hurt.
Millennium Approaches runs this weekend and Part Two: Perestroika next weekend, each with a different cast and director. They appear alongside real-life characters like Roy Cohnthe vicious lawyer and onetime sidekick of the infamous s Communist-hunter and US senator Joseph McCarthy.
Cohn is now dying of AIDS while furiously trying to keep his closet door closed.
Another real-life character is Ethel Rosenberg, prosecuted with her husband, Julius, by Cohn for espionage and executed after Cohn lobbied successfully for the death penalty.
Longtime friends and occasional collaborators Robertson and Ohringer, both directing graduate students, began talking about doing Angels a year ago. At more than six hours total, the two plays can be daunting.
To fulfill the educational mission and involve as many students as possible, they are using two different casts and lighting and sound directors. The productions do share costume, prop, and set designers and a dramaturg. With one team rehearsing at CFA and the other at Comm Ave, the hospital bed Prior is confined to for much of the play has been pushed back and forth across Commonwealth Avenue on more than one occasion.
But connecting to the social and political currents of the Reagan era remains in the forefront, for cast as well as audience.
And while the directors may be slightly closer to that time than their undergrad casts, there are others on campus who lived it, some in New York City during the epidemic.
Robertson and Ohringer brought in a few of them to talk with the cast. I knew about it, but when we all sat down as a creative team and talked about it, the full scope of it finally hit me.
Although very different in look and approach, the two Harpers say the double casting has been a rare opportunity to bounce ideas off someone inhabiting the same character. There are no angels, you have to pick yourself up and do it.
Millennium Approaches runs Thursday, October 18, at 7: Angels in America, Part Two:Harper Pitt: Oh well don't apologize, I can't expect someone who's really sick to entertain me.
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