Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Apr. 14

On this day (1993), playwright Tony Kushner won the Pulitzer Prize for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, the first of his two-part play. Heavily influenced by LDS theology and set in the era of AIDS, the play ends with the following: Stage Directions: And then in a shower of unearthly white light, spreading great opalescent gray-silver wings, the angel descends into the room and floats above the bed. Angel: Greetings Prophet; The Great Work begins: The Messenger has arrived. (3.7.46-47)

Glen Nelson