Playwright Tony Kushner cancels Nov. 13 appearance at WFU; reschedules for Jan. 27

Playwright Tony Kushner has cancelled his Nov. 13 lecture at Wake Forest University, but he will speak at the university on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

Kushner, author of “Angels in America” and other plays, informed Wake Forest on Nov. 7 that he would have to postpone his appearance due to unexpected professional commitments in New York City.

His appearance at Wake Forest in January will be a free, public event that will be part of the university’s celebration of its 2003-2004 theme “Fostering Dialogue: Civil Discourse in an Academic Community.”

The January event will be followed by a book signing at the College Book Store near the chapel. Kushner is also expected to give a lecture to a class in the theatre department.

Kushner’s visit is sponsored by the university’s theme year committee, the theatre department, the journalism program, the Gay-Straight Student Alliance chapter at Wake Forest and the Adam Foundation, a local nonprofit organization in Forsyth County.

Additional information about the theme year’s events is posted on the “Fostering Dialogue” Web site at

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