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Matthew Lopez's stunning two-part masterpiece finally makes its West Coast premiere in 2021 following a triumphant, award-winning London run and a Broadway bow. A modern reimagining of E.M Forster's Howard's End, it follows three generations of gay men as they search for community and connection against the tumult of the AIDs crisis and social and political change. Highly acclaimed on its West End debut in 2018, it took home the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Best Director, Best Lighting and Best Actor.
With both parts running over three hours you can choose to see the production in one day or over consecutive evenings.
It was 1983 when the specter of AIDS reared its head in New York's flourishing gay scene, causing worldwide panic and mistrust towards gay men. Now a whole generation has passed after the countless deaths caused by the cruel disease; Lopez's poignant and profound drama examines the legacy of gay men today in New York, where reminders of the epidemic are still all-too-real. We're introduced to a cast of characters whose lives, love and hopes entwine as Lopez pitches us between past and present, illustrating the gay experience of the last 40 years with deft detail, wit, and passion.
Opening night: 12 January 2021
Images are taken from the Broadway production
Written by Matthew Lopez
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Design by Bob Crowley
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Andrew Burnap
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - John Benjamin Hickey
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Paul Hilton
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Lois Smith
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Costume Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play
Best Sound Design of a Play
LIFE Changing theatre
Lopez employs charm and intellect to create a true fiction
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