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Volume 23 . Number 19 January 24.2009 Printed on Recycled Paper FREE
^Southern Rapture* documents 1996-97 arts funding melee
by Mott Comer. Q-Notes staff
: CHARLOTTE — March 1996. The Charlotte
Repertory Theatre was one of only six regional theaters
selected by playwright Tony Kushner to present his seven-hour,
two-part production, “Angels in America.” Praised by art critics and
activists the world over, “Angels” delved headlong into the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s,
examining themes as diverse as homosexuality, the Reagan years and Mormonism. The
backlash it received from conservative community members and elected officials creat
ed a firestorm of controversy and sparked a culture war in the Queen City threatening
the future of arts funding and LGBT acceptance.
see Culture War on 14
reaves out to touch QueemCharlotte in th
ture.’Artist: Chip Deckel** ;- v J
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