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Spurlock Book Club, Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches

  • Event Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 pm (CST)
  • Location: Online via Zoom

The Spurlock Book Club will be hosting a virtual discussion of Part 1 of the play Angels in America, "Millennium Approaches" on 11/30/2021 at 7:30 pm.

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About Angels in America

One of the most honored plays of all time, Angels in America has won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony Awards. It was recently revived on Broadway in 2018 to rave reviews. Set during the AIDS crisis of the mid-1980s, characters grapple with sickness, death, a pandemic, love, sex, heaven, and hell.

The event is offered in conjunction with our current exhibit: Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois.

The discussion for Part Two: Perestroika will take place on 1/18/2022. Please read or watch the plays prior to the discussions.

Library Book Availability

  • Angels in America (print) is available at the Urbana Free Library (812.54 KUS parts 1 and 2) (2 copies of each) and the UIUC Library
  • An ebook is available through Hoopla app for Champaign Public Library
  • A 2019 audiobook is available through the Libby app for Champaign Public Library

Angels in America is the finest drama of our time, speaking to us of an entire era of life and death as no other play within memory. It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century. New York Observer

Please note that this program does NOT take place at the Spurlock Museum.
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For further information on this event, contact Katya Reno at or (217) 244-8483

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.