“The question I am trying to ask is: How broad is a community’s embrace? How wide does it reach?”
Tony Kushner on writing Angels in America
Casey House is proud to be a community partner in the landmark Soulpepper production of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s epic 2-part masterpiece, on stage starting July 19.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CASEY HOUSE SUPPORTERS:
Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District
6:30 pm – Private cocktail reception with special guest Albert Schultz, Artistic Director
7:30 pm – Performance
Intermissions – Refreshments in the Private Lounge
Post-Show – Chat with Casey House Medical Director Dr. Ann Stewart and a chance to meet members of the Soulpepper Company
Please call Diane DaSilva at 416-962-4040 ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP:
Founded 25 years ago, Casey House was the first freestanding HIV/AIDS health care facility in Canada. In our early years, we provided a place to die with dignity- a place where gay men came to be cared for in their final stages of their battle with AIDS.
Since the mid-1990s, there has been a dramatic evolution in the face of HIV/AIDS. As people live longer with the disease, our aging clients (including women) are confronted by complex and concurrent health issues. Today, more and more patients come to Casey House to get better – and to get back on their feet. For many, Casey House now stands as a beacon of hope.
The tensions of the play Angels in America – fear, survival, forgiveness – are the very same tensions that made Casey House possible, and the values of compassion, respect and love continue to drive us today.
As we mark 25 years of compassionate care in our community, we are delighted to partner with Soulpepper to raise awareness and public discourse about each other’s important work. Thank you to the wonderful leaders, cast, crew and supporters of Soulpepper – you’re proving how broad a community’s embrace truly can be.