by nina
Categories: People.

According to Pink News, Alan Cumming will be hosting a charity gala performance of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America on on July 4th, in support of the British National AIDS Trust. All the proceeds will be donated to raising awareness and HIV/AIDS prevention. Angels in America, first performed in 1990, is set in the 80s in New York City, and tells gripping stories about AIDS, sexuality, religion and love.

Alan Cumming says: “Unfortunately HIV-related stigma and discrimination is still with us today, fifteen years after this play was written, and I am pleased to help increase public awareness of this issue by supporting this event.”

Sadly, this is true. And though I am also a big fan of Alan Cumming and Tony Kushner, I can’t help but wonder if there aren’t newer, more relevant plays circulating today that have can offer new insights or awareness. Perhaps there are still some untold stories out there.

For further information on the Angels in America charity gala performance, please visit the National AIDS Trust.