Win Tickets ($60): Angels In America: Millennium Approaches @ Portland Playhouse | Story of the AIDS Epidemic

Pipeline is giving away two pairs of tickets to attend Portland Playhouse’s Angels In America. The tickets are good for any showing. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 9.

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From our sponsors at Portland Playhouse:
Angels In America @ Portland PlayhouseAngels In America: Millennium Approaches
December 8-31
Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday @ 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15-32
Purchase Tickets at

World Trade Center Theater

121 SW Salmon

For the holidays this season, Portland Playhouse brings audiences a transcendent, pivotal play that reaches into the human heart seeking to find a tether during a season rife with memory and in anticipation of change in the year to come. Performances begin December 8, 2011 at the World Trade Center Theater.

In Angels in America, set against a landscape of greed, sexual politics, and the cries of a sweeping AIDS epidemic,a lost America teeters on the tipping point of an unknown future resonating strongly in today's world. This is a story of love, power, and identity that follows characters as diverse as a Mormon housewife, an ex-drag queen, and the fiery attorney Roy Cohn. On the stage it's 1985 and an Angel with steel wings is hurtling toward Earth: Angels In America: Millennium Approaches.

When the play premiered, this masterpiece of contemporary American theatre addressed the timely issues of the AIDS crisis in the American gay community. Now, the globalization of the AIDS epidemic and the advances in medical treatment have dramatically changed how the disease is both managed and regarded, and the gay community in the U.S. has made major strides toward equal rights while also facing new challenges. This play revisits the historical and social context and looks forward at the ongoing impact of Angels in America on American theatre and society. How does the play serve as a window into that past, and what does it have to say to us today?

The cast includes stage luminaries Wade McCollum, Gretchen Corbett, Nikki Weaver, Noah Jordan, Ebbe Roe Smith, Chris Harder, Lorraine Bahr and Berwick Haynes.

In 1993, Angels In America: Millennium Approaches won many major awards including: Drama Desk award for Best Play; New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Tony Award for Best Play.

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29 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Angels In America: Millennium Approaches @ Portland Playhouse | Story of the AIDS Epidemic

  1. Atha December 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Would love to see this. Didn’t think I’d ever have a chance to see a stage production…

  2. Jose G. December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Such a progressive piece of culture – shouldn’t everyone have a chance to see it? I think seeing a live production of this would be an amazing experience.

  3. James December 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    What a Holiday treat to be able experience, Angels in America. Hope I win!

  4. Hilary A December 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I lived and worked in San Francisco back in 1981, when AIDS was still being called “Gay Cancer.” Instead of tips, the local bartenders collected money to buy food for afflicted men in the community. I had friends and acquaintances waste away in front of my eyes before I even understood what was happening. There was stigma attached, and so secrets were kept, and it really was a terrible time before there was any kind of quality medical knowledge or treatment. It would be fascinating to see how this subject matter translates into a stage play that delves into the history of this terrible disease and how it effects the culture as well as individual’s lives and relationships.

  5. Kristen December 8, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    i would be honored to see such a moving and important production

  6. Sarah December 8, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    I absolutely love this play and would feel honored to see it in Portland!

  7. Kayte CookWatts December 8, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Wade McCollum is completely amazing. So is Lorraine Bahr. I am so excited to see this!

  8. Abe December 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Angels in America is probably my favorite mini series. But I haven’t seen it staged in a decade. Would love to come and see this

  9. roni December 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    I would love to be able to take my kids to see this play. They are the people who will the the future change makers, this would give larger context to their understanding of LGBT historical issues.

  10. Veronica December 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    I love plays and would be a nice night out with my husband.

  11. Terry December 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to experience this epic story.

  12. kathy louise rankin December 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Is like to reconsider my current career direction and learn more or get more involved with performing arts and not just music but theatre and plays. I’m very interested in the topic and think this is a creative and interesting way to get peoples attention back on Aids. I generally don’t get out much and rarely if ever go to shows such at this one. I’d like to know more about everything Portland has to offer because I know that this city has a rich cultural and arts community and that is very important to me

  13. Skye December 9, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Sounds incredible!

  14. Valerie December 9, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    LOVED the movie but have never seen the play live. Would be an awesome opportunity to be able to see this, this holiday season. Plus free tickets would be amazing!

  15. Ruby December 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    I would love to see this play. The writer was interviewed on NPR the story sounds fascinating. This play came out during my highschool years and I guess I missed it the first time around.

  16. TaB December 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Would love to take my wife to the show Saturday the 10th for her birthday. We have been trying to figure out what to do and she would be thrilled. Thanks

  17. Melody December 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    This looks fantastic! I would love to go!

  18. sara marie December 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Magnificent. Seminal. Essential. Just moved here from Santa Fe, NM with an MFA in creative writing. Saw the play for the first time in 2006 at a pivotal time. Tried to attend Law School at Lewis & Clark. Failed. Looking for work. Too poor to go see the show on my own dime, but I’d love to. Really need some hope right now.

  19. Billie Jo December 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Pick me. Pick me.

  20. valerie December 12, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Though we lived in the SF Bay Area in the 80’s and even were very involved in the theater when “Angels…” came out, we realized we have never seen a production of it! And Wade McCollum is a PDX favorite! Time to rectify this lack of theatrical experience before 2012!

  21. angie batterton December 12, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    this would be an absoutly amazing event to attend,would love to support a great cause

  22. nancy December 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    would love to see this show!

  23. jesse December 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    i love the play but have have only read it!

  24. Leigha December 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    I would really, really love to see this on the stage! Tickets would be oh so very appreciated! Hope I win!

  25. Jo'Z December 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    I saw the premiere of both parts in NYC–have seen many versions since. Would love to see this one too.

  26. Maddie December 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    I’ve watched the HBO version a million times, but there’s nothing I’d like more than to see it live!

  27. Kym December 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Oh my! What can I say! Wade McCollum is just the best. Absolutely the best! I have seen this play performed many places but seeing it with Wade would just be the ultimate. Would love this holiday treat.

  28. Mark J Holan December 16, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    I had the opportunity to see this on Broadway and have wanted to see it live again. This would make make an excellent holiday gift for my significant other and myself this year. Thank you for the opportunity to see this show. Seasons greetings!

  29. reeann December 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    My son has always wanted to go to a Blazer game. If i had the oppertunity to take him it would be great! He has over come many challenges this year an would be a great reward. Merry X-mas

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