Thursday, December 6, 2007

PBS to Air Documentary on Playwright Tony Kushner

Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock followed Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for three tumultuous years, from September 11, 2001, to the 2004 presidential election, to delve into the passions that keep him reaching for the great American play. In P.O.V.'s Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner, Mock captured actresses Marcia Gay Harden, Meryl Streep, Tonya Pinkins, and Emma Thompson, directors Mike Nichols and George Wolfe, and writer/artist Maurice Sendak collaborating with Kushner on such landmark works as Angels in America, Caroline, or Change, and Homebody/Kabul.

Wrestling With Angels will be broadcasted at 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 12 (check local listings). Go to for more information.

See Political Affairs Editor Joe Sims' 2003 interview with Kushner here.

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