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Catalyst Radio: SouthSide Theater Company puts on "Angels In America"

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Angels In America” takes the stage at Dog Story Theater Apr. 4-12.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

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Tonight, April 4, it the opening of the play “Angels In America,” by Southside Theater Company at Dog Story Theater – a play rarely performed in West Michigan.  The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tony Kushner is set in 1985 around the height of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.  Jordon Carnegie, producer for the play and board member for Southside Theatre Company, comes in studio to talk about the multiple issues the play takes on, including discrimination, Reagan-era politics and relationships.

Carnegie also co-directs the show along with Southside’s artistic director Andrew Williams.

Jon Clausen, one of the performers in the production is also in studio, and sums up the focus of “Angels In America” as being about the human condition.



Music is featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from Michael Kiwanuka, the song “You’ve Got Nothing To Lose” featuring Michigan Musician Dominic Davis from the band The Buzzards, backing Kiwanuka.

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